Skip to content

Rehab, not surgery, the call for Terrell Thomas

Terrell Thomas AP

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.

Permalink 10 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: New York Giants, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
10 Responses to “Rehab, not surgery, the call for Terrell Thomas”
  1. KIR says: Aug 6, 2012 4:02 PM

    Translation: Rehab 4 years 17 mil. Surgery cut. Out of the league. This is a tough business. NFL=Not For Long

  2. mike bonserio says: Aug 6, 2012 4:04 PM

    with Ross leaving for jacksonville we need both of those guys healthy in that secondary. Hope thomas can come back for the start of the season. he was ready to break out last year until the injury.

  3. armchairqb says: Aug 6, 2012 4:07 PM

    Hmm … I’m betting his career is still pretty much over.

  4. bluefan204 says: Aug 6, 2012 4:07 PM

    GREAT news about T2, but not so good for Prince. I wonder if we’ll ever have a season with a full defensive backfield of starters. It never seems to happen. Go Blue!

  5. kingcarlbanks says: Aug 6, 2012 4:12 PM

    It will be nice to have T2 back healthy and playing. Him and CWeb are both better corners than people give them credit for. If Prince can come along and play like a 1st rounder our D will be much better than last year..

  6. ctp603 says: Aug 6, 2012 4:19 PM

    If the Tyler Sash thing hadn’t happened I would say take more time off T2, but now that the Giants are even more thin for 4 games we may need him for quite a few plays the first month.

  7. justintuckrule says: Aug 6, 2012 4:42 PM

    One of Reese’s few moves I absolutely disagreed with and that was keeping TT over Ross. For all of Ross’ warts, he’s still a 2x SB champion starting CB. You don’t cast that away in favor of a CB coming off 2 ACLs unless that CB is Deion Sanders age 25.

  8. ike301 says: Aug 6, 2012 5:26 PM

    One of Reese’s few moves I absolutely disagreed with and that was keeping TT over Ross. For all of Ross’ warts, he’s still a 2x SB champion starting CB. You don’t cast that away in favor of a CB coming off 2 ACLs unless that CB is Deion Sanders age 25.

    Could not have said it better. He will never be what he was before the injury, but I still wish him well.

  9. inthearex says: Aug 6, 2012 6:52 PM

    CWeb is by far, one of the most underappreciated players in the NFL.

  10. playin2x says: Aug 6, 2012 7:20 PM

    Really guys I think Corey Webster is pretty damn good .. He’s not in the headlines but he sure as hell is one of the top corners in the league .. IMO

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!