A glimmer of hope? Terrell Thomas is getting another medical opinion on his knee, and rumors are circulating that he will have a chance to return from injury this year. This contrasts with the earlier prognosis that Thomas was not only done for the year but that (the rest of) his career would be in doubt. According to this report from Garafolo, the extent of the injury is unclear.
As we stated in the previous post, the goal for Thomas is really to be healthy and effective in 2013 and beyond. 2012's target for the Giants team was always modest. Getting back on the field, competitive or otherwise, was going to be more than adequate. At this point the Giants and their fans will be thrilled as long as TT's playing days are still ahead of him. 2012? great. 2013? fine. TT and football? Whenever and wherever we can get it.
Even if it's a partial tear, you have to wonder if this knee is ever gonna be "NFL proof" again, be it in 2013 or even 2014.
At one point, it's not about injuries any more, it's about risk of injuries. You can not build depth at a position with a guy like Thomas, a guy whose health can't be trusted.