Giants News: Andrew Thomas optimistic for Week 4, Deonte Banks injury update

The Giants need the All Pro LT to play on Monday night

New York Giants v Minnesota Vikings
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For the past two weeks, the absence of All Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas has definitely been felt both for the NY Giants aerial attack and the ground game as well. Come Monday night against Seattle, Big Blue fans are hoping No. 78 will be healthy enough to play.

With six days to go until kickoff, it sure looks like Thomas is going to do everything in his power to make sure he's on the field trying to contain the Seattle pass-rush. While speaking to the media on Tuesday, Thomas said he's feeling good and confirmed that he's also feeling optimistic about potentially taking on the Hawks:

Andrew Thomas will test his injured hamstring this week in practice

We'll know more about Thomas' status later on this week, but it's definitely great to see him talk positively about his injury. In the disheartening loss to the Cowboys in Week 1, Thomas injured himself pretty badly and you could tell he was in a ton of pain.

With how important he is for the Giants offense, it was the right call to not rush him back and let him rest the past two games. With Week 4 being a must-win game for the Giants at home, Thomas will be needed to help out Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, that is if the running back will be healthy enough to play too.

Deonte Banks is doing just fine despite suffering an arm injury

In other good news for the Giants, No. 24 overall pick Deonte Banks avoided a serious injury in the loss to SF. Banks hurt himself in the second half and he ended up getting an MRI. Luckily, everything came back clean.

Per insider Art Stapleton, Banks will continue to get treatment on his arm throughout the week, but the rookie cornerback should be just fine to take on the Seahawks. With Seattle's strong passing game, Banks will surely be needed.

It has been a pretty strong start to the regular season for the former University of Maryland standout. Banks had some up-and-down moments against the 49ers, but fans have loved his play thus far. More head-turning play should be on the way at MetLife Stadium next week.