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Giants CB Terrell Thomas re-injures knee, doesn’t sound good

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The Giants don’t sound particularly optimistic, after cornerback Terrell Thomas re-injured his right knee and was sent off for tests this morning.

Thomas missed last year with a torn ACL, and after getting tangled up with wide receiver Dominik Hixon Sunday, Thomas came in today with swelling and was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery (which is a really ominous-sounding name for a hospital, by the way).

When coach Tom Coughlin was asked if there was any news on Thomas, he replied, “Unfortunately, there is, . . .,” according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

The Giants are expected to announce more this afternoon, but it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to anticipate it’s not good.

Last year’s ACL tear was his second, with the first in his college days at Southern Cal. Despite that history, the Giants signed him to a four-year, $28 million deal in March, though the likelihood of him seeing that amount is slim.

It included a $1 million signing bonus and $1 million in base salary, and that might be all he sees. There’s a $6 million option bonus next March, but unless the news is unexpectedly good, that doesn’t seem like anything he’ll ever earn.

For the Giants, that puts more pressure on former first-rounder Prince Amukamara. Since Aaron Ross left for Jacksonville in free agency, the Giants are extremely thin there.

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13 Responses to “Giants CB Terrell Thomas re-injures knee, doesn’t sound good”
  1. roadtrip3500 says: Jul 30, 2012 4:52 PM

    If Thomas is down again for any length of time, I’d expect Amukamara to move from slot CB to starter, and the Giants to re-sign Deon Grant so that Rolle can cover slot receivers until a younger CB can show they can handle it.

    Hospital for Special Surgery is one of the premiere orthopedic hospitals in the country and has an outstanding reputation – when they say you’re broken, you’re broken – but they have the expertise to also say “it can be fixed” and get it done.

  2. skeebo80 says: Jul 30, 2012 4:58 PM

    He’s a good corner…. Sorry to hear this

  3. stats5 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:01 PM

    This will help us see just how good a QB Ely is if his D isn’t carrying him. If JPP or Tuck go down that will really give us a better picture of how good Ely is.

  4. zack2482 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:21 PM

    Sorry to hear the news. Get better soon!

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:25 PM

    Can we have ONE season where everyone isn’t on IR to start the season???

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:26 PM

    stats5 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:01 PM

    This will help us see just how good a QB Ely is if his D isn’t carrying him. If JPP or Tuck go down that will really give us a better picture of how good Ely is.
    ———–

    I hope you didn’t quit your day job. Comedy definitely will have you looking like those starving kids in Eritrea at this rate.

  7. elifan4life says: Jul 30, 2012 5:36 PM

    this is unbelievable, here we go again

  8. wheresthemoneylebowski says: Jul 30, 2012 5:45 PM

    stats5 says:
    Jul 30, 2012 5:01 PM
    This will help us see just how good a QB Ely is if his D isn’t carrying him. If JPP or Tuck go down that will really give us a better picture of how good Ely is.

    Last season:
    Terrell Thomas missed all season.
    2nd Round DT Marvin Austin missed all of last year.
    Starting MLB Jon Goff missed all year
    Starting WLB Clint Stintim missed all year
    #4CB Bruce Johnson missed all year
    #5CB Justin Tryon played in 3 games

    Not to mention:
    Osi missed 7 games
    1st Rounder Prince Amukamura missed 10 games
    Justin Tuck missed 4 games

    But, you didn’t know all of that..

  9. nygmenruleny says: Jul 30, 2012 5:50 PM

    stats5 says:
    Jul 30, 2012 5:01 PM
    This will help us see just how good a QB Ely is if his D isn’t carrying him. If JPP or Tuck go down that will really give us a better picture of how good Ely is.

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    Stats, you really don’t get it do you? Thomas was hurt last year too, and the D was ranked only 15th (I think) last year. Get a clue before you make unsupported comments. No QB does well in the post season without a very good to great D. Just ask Brady the last two times he went to a SB, Manning the last time he went to an SB, and Rogers last year. An unbalanced team will only carry you so far, but you have to be great on both sides to win championships!

  10. geeeeemen says: Jul 30, 2012 5:57 PM

    Lol of course he didnt know that, he doesnt know how to spell Eli!!!

  11. muir6 says: Jul 30, 2012 8:34 PM

    Stat he was the sb without a running game

  12. homelanddefense says: Jul 31, 2012 9:21 AM

    As a Pats fan I have to hate the Giants. But you gotta feel for this guy. 3 ACLs……

  13. n0hopeleft says: Jul 31, 2012 11:11 AM

    Brandon Bing.

    Write that name down.

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