Following two ACL injuries, Giants’ cornerback Terrell Thomas is set to play in the 2012 season. Sports Medicine experts like Marv Scott praise Thomas’ doctors in treating him properly. If all goes well, Thomas will start this season with the rest of the team.
All sports players see their fair share of physical injuries and ailments. Some may even say that football players see more than a fair share. As a huge contact sport, football holds many opportunities for injuries. Torn ACLs, concussions, and other problems are not uncommon.
So, when NY Giants’ player Terrell Thomas experienced knee pain, it may not have surprised him. However, this particular injury would lead to him missing the whole 2011 season. Unfortunately, Thomas experienced another ACL injury this summer. Needless to say, his Giants’ teammates and coaches were not hopeful of Terrell’s return.
However, on Monday, Thomas got some news both he and the Giants were more than pleased to hear. The news came from Thomas’ third medical opinion, Dr. James Andrews from Birmingham. Put simply, Thomas is coming back.
That isn’t to say that Thomas is going to be in tip-top condition right away. The team opens their season in one month with a game against the Cowboys. Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin promises to keep close watch over Thomas. In coming back, Thomas will also participate in a rehab program for his knee.
While the projected healing time isn’t clear, it’s entirely plausible for Thomas to return to the field soon. Orthopedic doctor Stephen Hunt comments on the healing process. In essence, if fibers have stayed intact, healing will happen more quickly. In general, he says, with an ACL in his condition, four to six weeks is a typically healing time.
Thomas and his teammates are excited to play together once more. His fellow Giants are particularly excited to start the path to the Super Bowl. Despite their excitement, Thomas will jump in with caution. His rehab program will ensure his full recovery.
As sport medicine experts like Marv Scott are well aware, no recovery is a surefire process. Thomas’ doctors will keep both eyes on him as he heals. Thomas and his team are thrilled at the prospect of full recovery in time for the opening game.
Marv Scott practices Sports Medicine with a holistic approach. As a former athlete himself, he knows well the importance of sports and performance health. He treats patients with a variety of issues, including musculoskeletal and chiropractic problems.