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 Amukamara, broke 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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