Terrell Thomas Injury Update: Giants WR Has 3rd ACL Surgery

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - SEPTEMBER 12: Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants celebrates an interception with team mate Michael Boley #59 of the Carolina Panthers during the NFL season opener at New Meadowlands Stadium on September 12 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Terrell Thomas has had a third ACL operation. The Giants receiver had been placed on IR in August.

Terrell Thomas has reportedly had a third ACL surgery. The Giants wideout has not played since 2010, having his 2011 season ended before it started by an ACL tear. Thomas also underwent ACL surgery while attending USC. Thomas aggravated the same knee that was operated on in 2011 during training camp, and he was placed on season ending injured reserve in August.

Thomas had been rehabbing the injury, and after several weeks of work a scope on his knee revealed that he was again suffering from a partially torn ACL. Dr. James Andrews performed the most recent operation on the receiver's knee this Tuesday. The expected recovery time from the procedure is about six months, which would put him on track to be on the field in time for mini-camp next season.

Thomas signed a four year contract this past winter, but there was an option in the contract that protected the Giants in the case of injury. At this point it appears unlikely that the Giants will exercise that option.

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