The New York Giants secondary suffered a major blow on Monday when the the team announced that cornerback Walter Thurmond will be lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle suffered in Sunday's 25-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Thurmund will have surgery on Tuesday.
Thurmond, signed as a free agent from the Seattle Seahawks, is one of the best slot cornerbacks in the league. In combination with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Prince Amukamara, Thurmond gave the Giants one of the NFL's best group of cornerbacks.
The Giants turned to Trumaine McBride on Sunday when Thurmond went out.
McBride rescued his career with the Giants last season, becoming a starter after being out of the league in 2012. The Giants signed the eight-year veteran to a two-year contract during the offseason.
They now have to hope that move pays off and that McBride can reprise what he did in 2013, stepping in when there were injuries and having the best season of his career.
The Giants are still awaiting word on Jon Beason, who left Sunday's game with a foot/toe injury.