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Sep 12, 2010; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive player Terrell Thomas (24) deflects a pass from Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore in the third quarter at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The New York Giants defeated the Carolina Panthers, 31-18. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE

Third Time Not a Charm for Giants’ Terrell Thomas


All things were looking positive for Terrell Thomas leading up to training camp. Sure, there were some questions after Thomas had to have his knee surgically repaired, due to torn ligaments he suffered in a pre-season game, almost a year ago. But, He signed a new deal with the Giants in March (values up to $28 million), continued rehabbing and working, and suffered no set backs.

Enter training camp…It’s still not clear, to what extent, the severity of Thomas’ injury is. However, news from camp is painting a pretty unfortunate picture. The consensus is yet another tear to his anterior cruciate ligament, the same ACL as last year. It seems that he injured it during some drills while covering, ironically, Giants wide-out Domenik Hixon (Hixon is coming off back to back ACL tears). Tom Coughlin didn’t sound like he knew when the injury occurred.

“He walked up t me after practice (on Sunday) and thought he felt good. Didn’t really seem to have any issues and this morning when he came back in, it was swollen

As if rehabbing from one ACL injury isn’t enough, this actually is the third time Thomas has had damage to his knee. He also tore ligaments when he was still playing in college at USC.

Thomas is slated to be in California for the next couple days, having some “investigative” tests done to determine the extent of the injury.

Whether a Giants fan or not you cant help but feel for a guy, who was entering the prime of his career, with pro-bowl expectations, who was dealt this kind of blow. With not many players, if any, able to come back from 3 similar type surgeries, you have to be pulling for T2 to be the first.

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