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Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:20 pm
Edited on: August 22, 2011 11:26 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas tore his ACL just before halftime against the Bears during Monday night's preseason game and he will be lost for the season. The injury happened when teammate Jason Pierre-Paul accidentally came down on Thomas' right leg as both players were rushing quarterback Jay Cutler.

Head coach Tom Coughlin called it "the worst possible news," according to ESPN's Suzy Kolber.

"It's devastating," Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said. "Obviously, he was primed to have another great year and ... we don't know who is going to step up, but somebody is going to have to step up to fill that void. And it's a big void."

This comes two weeks after Giants 2011 first-round pick, cornerback Prince Amukamarabroke a bone in his left foot. He isn't expected back until mid-October.

New York selected Thomas out of the University of Southern Cal in the second round of the 2008 draft. He was one of just four players in the league with five or more interceptions in each of the last two seasons.

In addition to Thomas and Amukamara, the team also lost cornerback Bruce Johnson to a torn Achilles on August 4 (he was waived a day later).  Now it appears that Aaron Ross, New York's 2008 first-round pick, will go from nickel back the No. 1 corner on the depth chart.

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Comments

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

Im still devastated by this. I can see it already, on days our pass rush insn't effective, we are getting shredded. Im talking about 45 points allowed. Definitely dont want no part of Green Bay. Saints. Any team with a QB, OL, and WR's for that matter. This may be like the second half of 09 all over again. WHAT THE #*&*!



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:31 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

and the GREAT news just continues for us here in NY .... we are in big trouble .....lucklily our schedule is mediocre at best to start the season ....
the nfc west division should be a 4 game gift for big blue .... i'm sure plenty beg to differ, but we will see !!  



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:19 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

Not a Giants fan but I would love to see Chris McCalister get a chance to play again, I dont care for who. Just get him back on the field..



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:11 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

This is going to be one of those injuries that is going to go unnoticed in mainstream football but the Giants are going to suffer on defense. Aaron Ross cant cover. Thomas is very underrated as a pass defender.



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:08 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

Peyloshoap:   Why in the world you wish harm or injury to a player? If that is the type of person you are. You are lower then whale sh*t. We all want our teams to win but to wish harm is wrong. 



Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:08 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

Really?!? Really?!?  That's the best you can do mar725.  John Beck.  It shocks me that Shanahan would he even consider a journey-man bum like Beck as his starting quarterback.  Eli Manning, despite his interceptions, is 100 times better than John Beck.  I love how people discount how explosive the Giants offense can be.  Be careful what you say!  The Ginats may not be as good this year as in the past, but they are still way beter than most clubs in the NFC. 



Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:51 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

Pexloshoap...The injury is bug is waiting to bite your team in the ass!  Do you really think Michael Vick is going to survive an entire season or DeSean Jackson for that matter.  It's only a matter of time, and the clock is ticking, till the Eagles inevitably failure.  Now, if you want to wish ill will on others than don't be surprised when it happens to you. 



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:48 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

That's what you get for trying to hit Cutler! Laughing



Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:19 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

I realise teams want to work on things, especially b/c of the shortened camps, but why are teams working on CB blitz packages during these games?  I was thinking this during the Eagles v Steelers game as well. 

Are teams being less 'vanilla' this season only, or has this been a trend over the last several years?

And to those Eagles fans with the 0 reputations running smack about this injury, please go commit mb suicide.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 9:20 am
 

Giants' Terrell Thomas tears ACL, out for season

PEX, your reputation equals your IQ.Kiss


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