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.