Rather than being a season-ending injury, Thomas may only miss 3-5 weeks as he recovers from another knee injury.
This is incredible news for Thomas, as another ACL tear could have ended his career. Now there’s a chance that he could be ready to return to action a few weeks into the regular season.
Head coach Tom Coughlin mentioned that they’ll proceed with caution in the time being, but at least he should be available in the not too distant future.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that doctors now believe Giants CB Terrell Thomas‘ ACL may not be torn, like initially believed. Schefter adds that’s there actually a chance that he could be available to play at some point this season.
Thomas is still expected to meet with Dr. James Andrews to determine his options. If everything goes well, Thomas may still have an opportunity to have a productive career in the NFL.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Giants CB Terrell Thomas is expected to be out for the entire 2012 season.
“It looks like he’s going to need surgery,” Schefter said. “It looks like he’s going to be out for the year.”
This is terrible news for Thomas who wound up missing the entire 2011 season after suffering the exact same injury. The Giants will have to, once again, rely on their depth to overcome the loss of Thomas. It’s hard not to feel bad for this kid.
If Thomas tore his ACL it’s very likely that he will miss the entire season for the Giants.
Thomas is coming off of a pretty serious injury that cost him the entire 2011 season. That didn’t stop the Giants from signing him to a four-year worth $17.4 million, but this will be a situation that they’ll certainly monitor closely.