Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/8/12

Cornerback Terrell Thomas said he'll need nearly a month, and possibly eight weeks, to rehab his latest right knee injury before he's back on the field with the Giants.

Thomas missed the 2011 season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. He re-injured the knee July 29 when he slipped in a coverage drill trying to shadow Domenik Hixon. Head coach Tom Coughlin and team doctors initially feared the worst -- that Thomas had torn the same ACL and would be gone for the season and possible his career.

"The MRI came out negative," he said. "But you know, it just felt a little bit weird."

After a follow-up consultation with Dr. James Andrews, Thomas was put at ease that he didn't have a major injury.

"Aggravated," said Thomas, "is the best way to put it. An ACL is so simple. It's either working or it's not. And mine is still working. Something happened which caused it to swell. They thought it might have been a bone bruise or who knows what it could have been."

Rather than the 10 months of rigorous rehab he required to recover from the repaired ACL, Thomas is facing only three to eight weeks of total rehab, beginning with a seven-day rest and strengthening period before he tests his leg strength.

"As of right now, we're just taking everything slow," Thomas said.

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