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Terrell Thomas likely to have scope on re-injured knee

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The Giants updated cornerback Terrell Thomas‘ status Monday afternoon after he re-injured his right knee in practice on Sunday and the news isn’t sounding any better for the player who missed all of the 2011 season.

An MRI confirmed that Thomas has an injury to the same ACL that he tore last season, the second time that he tore the ligament. The extent of the injury isn’t known yet and Giants vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes said that an arthroscopic procedure will likely be needed to find out just how bad things are for Thomas.

“At this point, he will most likely undergo an arthroscopic procedure to determine the extent of the injury to the ACL,” Barnes said. “However, no decision has been made at this point. Terrell is going to consult with (Arthur) Ting, who performed an allograft reconstruction of the ACL in September.”

The Giants will keep their fingers crossed, but it is probably time for Prince Amukamara to start preparing himself for the starting job opposite Corey Webster. General Manager Jerry Reese will likely also be sifting through options to bolster the secondary. He could turn to safety Deon Grant, who played for the Giants the last two seasons, and the Giants could go back to the three safety look they played quite often in 2011. That would mean a lot of slot work for Antrel Rolle, which wasn’t a great use of his skills but might again be the best option for the Giants.

As for Thomas, another tear would be devastating for his career. He’d miss two straight seasons, almost certainly lose his job with the Giants (he has a $6 million roster bonus for next season) and be left trying to make the rare recovery from a third tear of the same ACL.

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8 Responses to “Terrell Thomas likely to have scope on re-injured knee”
  1. nygdriveforfive says: Jul 30, 2012 7:51 PM

    Hope its not a complete tear. TT will bounce back.

  2. jag8917 says: Jul 30, 2012 8:24 PM

    Next man up. Let’s go Prince. In Reese We Trust.

  3. bluefan204 says: Jul 30, 2012 8:27 PM

    As much as I hate to say it, this may be career ending for T2 if it’s another tear. If it doesn’t hold up in drills, how is going to hold up in a game?

    Hoping for the best

  4. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 30, 2012 8:36 PM

    That’s awful.

  5. bigbluwreckincrew83 says: Jul 30, 2012 9:27 PM

    Man this sucks. idk what else to say. wtf

  6. richkotitte says: Jul 31, 2012 7:37 AM

    Maybe letting Aaron Ross go to the Jags via free agency wasn’t the wisest move considering TT’s injury history.

  7. tcostant says: Jul 31, 2012 8:40 AM

    Sad news. I miss Ross already. I hope Prince is ready, but three WR scare me now. Just a killer.

  8. rc33 says: Jul 31, 2012 9:55 AM

    Banking on Thomas to bounce back (and signing him to a long term deal) after two ACL tears is risky business, needless to say. If he’s done for the season the G-Men will be scrambling at CB from here on.

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