Thomas: Rehab might take 3-8 weeks

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 30, 2012
New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas might become a part of NFL history in a way he never sought. Speaking to the media for the first time since ''aggravating'' his surgically repaired right anterior cruciate ligament, Thomas said Tuesday he might need anywhere from three to eight weeks before he is ready to get back on the field. With the season opener against Dallas just under a month away, Thomas could be one of the first players to benefit from the NFL's new rules on injured reserve, which will allow a team to place one player on that list after the 53-man roster is decided and then bring him back later in the season. In the past, players put on IR were lost for the season.
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