Like many Giants fans, when I saw the tweet last year that Terrell Thomas was out for the 2012 season with an ACL injury in the first week of preseason, my heart sank. Even a tear welled up as one is now just thinking about it. The Giants losing their top cornerback was hard enough, but it happening to the same guy for the second year in a row was a heart breaker.
Thomas’ road to recovery has been long, yet inspiring.
Thomas suffered the same injury in the 2011 preseason, and vowed to make his return sooner than later. With an upbeat attitude on twitter and in the media, Thomas had the support of those around the Giants organization in making his recovery. Then the injury happened again, and everyone continued to rally around him, with Thomas seemingly never letting it get him down, always fueled by the conviction that he would one day return to the field.
And that day has finally come. Two years off the field, away from his teammates, stripped of his trade, Terrell Thomas was a...