New York Post - Incredibly, for the second consecutive summer, the Giants lost the services of the player they’ve viewed as a rising star. Cornerback Terrell Thomas is damaged, again. For the second time in 11 months, he suffered an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is in danger of missing yet another season. This cruel blow for Thomas and huge blow for the Giants snuck up on them. Thomas, who believed he was fully healed and primed for a resounding comeback, slipped while covering Domenik Hixon in a one-on-one drill during Sunday’s practice. He iced his knee on the side and no one thought it was a big deal. When the knee swelled overnight, the caution flares were lit. An MRI and examination yesterday by team physician Dr. Russell Warren at the Hospital for Special Surgery revealed the new injury, which the Giants are only saying is “involving’’ the right ACL. If it were a full tear the ACL would be gone, which is not the case here. The ACL is in place, but it is believed to be partially torn.
My bad, T2. I’m sorry I put the hex on by singling you out by name as a reason to believe in a Giants return to glory. I apologize I referred to you on Twitter yesterday as Ezal from Friday, too. I guess deep down I was just hoping you were being an overly-cautious pussy about first your back, then your knee this early in camp. That would’ve been way better than your third legit ACL injury. If I knew being associated with Barstool in any way automatically turns you into a mush of epic proportions, I’d have kept your name off my fingertips.
So, for the second straight year, Big Blue has to hope someone can step in and fill as much of the 100 tackle/5 INT void Thomas leaves in the secondary. Enter Prince Akeem Joffer Amukamara, arguably the most decorated defensive senior to come out of the 2011 draft. He was essentially the Big-12 version of Asomugha during his Raiders years. Mr. Lockdown. Obviously it’s a huge leap from NCAA to NFL-caliber football, and although he was hobbled much of last year, Coughlin didn’t seem to be a huge fan. Maybe Michael Coe or another CB gets first crack, but I gotta think the time is now for Prince to live up to his GM’s expectations and “play like a first-rounder” opposite C-Web. I want to see him starting opening night treating Dez Bryant like he treats his mother. And when he’s done shoving Jerry Jones’ “beat the Giants’ asses” quote straight up his billionaire butthole, all I want to hear from Prince is, “game – blouses“.