Giants have some optimism with Terrell Thomas

The New York Giants are proceeding with optimism when it comes to Terrell Thomas.

The veteran cornerback has travelled the country to see three doctors and the plan is for him to rehabilitate the injured ACL in his right knee. Thomas is hopeful to be on the field with the Giants this season. He missed the entire 2011 season after tearing the ACL in a preseason game vs. the Chicago Bears.

Thomas is expected to return to training camp today. He was injured on the third day and has been sidelined since.

“The suggestion on the part of the group of doctors that have looked at Terrell Thomas is that we try to rehab him,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, according to the New York Daily News. “(We will) see how he does, and if he can get back on the field, to do so.

“We’ll watch him very very closely. We’ll hopefully accelerate the strengthening of the knee and see how he does. He feels very positive about it. He told me before he left (to meet Dr. James Andrews), he really doesn’t have any pain, does not feel any instability. The knee was not swollen.”

But Coughlin also admitted this was a best-case scenario for Thomas, who was intent on reclaiming a starting job this season. We’ll see how he progresses.

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