Report: Giants optimistic about Terrell Thomas

The New York Giants are hopeful they will get good news with cornerback Terrell Thomas, who injured the surgically repaired ACL in his right knee.

Thomas has been seeking opinions on the knee and will visit with Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Tuesday, according to ESPN New York. There isn’t a timetable for a quick return for Thomas, who missed all of last season after suffering an ACL tear in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears, but he could be playing football sooner rather than later.

His knee is going to require some time,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “It is not likely tomorrow morning something is going to happen. I'm always going to hope (for the best). I have enough information, though, to counter some of that hope. I will always hold out hope."

Thomas’ knee swelled up on him Monday morning and he has been seeking second and third opinions on the nature of the injury since. He tore the same ACL during his college career at USC.

Thomas has been adamant he will reclaim a starting job with the Giants this season. Everything was looking up. Now, those plans are on hold until he can get healthy again.

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