When Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas hurt his right ACL last week, the outlook was fearful for a player who had already torn the ligament twice.
Initial reports indicated exploratory surgery to see the extent of the injury and it wasn’t hard to jump to worst case scenarios from there. Thomas has visited with multiple doctors since then, however, and the news is much better. Giants coach Tom Coughlin announced Monday that there would be no surgery on Thomas’ knee right now and that doctors have advised him to return to camp to rehab the knee.
“I’m encouraged by what the doctors are saying and let’s get him back on the field,” Coughlin said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
There’s no timetable for a full return for Thomas, but the news is definitely as good as the Giants could have hoped given the injury and Thomas’ history. If he’s able to return for the start of the season, the Giants defense will be stronger in the defensive backfield than it was last season.
Not all the news is good in the secondary for the Giants. Cornerback Prince Amukamara, who missed most of his rookie year with a foot injury, has a hamstring issue that caused him to sit out Monday’s practice. And so the cornerback carousel turns for the Giants.