In 2010, corner Terrell Thomas emerged as New York's top coverage man, notching five interceptions and over 100 tackles. Thomas' pugnacious, hard-nosed style of play immediately won fans over in the Big Apple.
However, Thomas sustained an ACL tear in 2011's preseason, sidelining him for the entire year.
As the former second-round pick geared up for a return to the gridiron this summer, he re-aggravated his knee, hurling his 2012 into question.
While his Week 1 status remains uncertain, the Giants will miss Thomas from the get-go. It will ostensibly take a bit of time for Thomas to fully recover his agility and rediscover his aggressive edge, and the Giants can't afford a slow start in the secondary, facing top receivers Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Vincent Jackson and Steve Smith in the first three weeks of the season.
Thomas should find his way back on the field sooner than later, but in a secondary decimated by injuries, Big Blue can't afford to wait too long for his return.