Yes, it is the same knee that Thomas tore up in the preseason last year - an injury that kept him out of action for the entire season. His ACL must be acting up again. He only logged in one full practice since camp began last Friday. Today he was absent.
From SNY Giants insider Mike Garafolo of the Star Journal:
Terrell Thomas slipped early in practice on Sunday and eventually went to the sideline, where he stood with ice on his surgically repaired right knee for the latter part of the session.
"I don’t know where they’re at, I haven’t heard the results. But the fact he came in this morning with a (swollen knee)..." coach Tom Coughlin said, trailing off. "He walked up to me after practice (on Sunday) and thought he felt good. He didn’t really seem to have any issues and this morning when he came back in it was swollen."
Coughlin sounded very downbeat when he spoke. (more)
Updated 6:15pm: Thomas to have procedure on ACL
In a story that continues to develop, Terrell Thomas re-injured his surgically-repaired right ACL and will undergo a procedure to determine the extent of the damage. From the Giants:
Thomas underwent an MRI and examination by team physician Dr. Russell Warren at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan today. The MRI revealed that Thomas suffered an injury to the right knee involving the ACL.
"Terrell re-injured his ACL,” said Giants senior vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes. “At this point, he will most likely undergo an arthroscopic procedure to determine the extent of the injury to the ACL. However, no decision has been made at this point. Terrell is going to consult with Dr. (Arthur) Ting, who performed an allograft reconstruction of the ACL in September.”