PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 21: Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants breaks up a pass intended Jeremy Maclin of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 21 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas reportedly visits famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews today in Florida. When a baseball pitcher visits Andrews it usually means bad news. Conversely, there seems to be some optimism that the Giants will get good news from Andrews about Thomas' right knee.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that "doctors who have examined Thomas so far do not believe he has a torn ACL and are optimistic he may play again this season." [via ESPN New York]
Thomas missed last season after suffering his second torn ACL in the right knee. A third tear would likely be a death knell for his career as no NFL player has made it back from that circumstance.
"is knee is going to require some time. It’s not like tomorrow morning it’s going to happen," said Giants coach Tom Coughlin on the possibility of getting Thomas back. "I’m always going to hope. I have enough information, though, to counter some of that hope."
Some hope is better than none. Cross your fingers that Andrews has good news for Thomas and the Giants.