Notebook: Coughlin hopeful for Thomas

August, 2, 2012
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Terrell Thomas is scheduled to visit with Dr. James Andrews next Tuesday to get another opinion on his right ACL.

Head coach Tom Coughlin said there was nothing new to report about his cornerback.

"I’m going to stay positive until somebody tells me differently," Coughlin said of the possibility of Thomas returning to play this season. "I think he’s [scheduled to visit] with Dr. Andrews, so that’s another opinion, so we’ll see."

When asked if he believes if Thomas has suffered a partial tear of his surgically-repaired right ACL, Coughlin said, "I don’t know what to believe until we get it all back."

"At one point there was a possibility of a scope to look at it, to see what the damage was," he said. "They’ve done the MRIs and all of that stuff, but I think he’s collecting different opinions."

BECKUM UPDATE: Tight end Travis Beckum continues his rehab for his torn ACL and admits Thomas' injury shook him a bit.

"It did," Beckum said. "But you can’t try to progress on your knee and think about that at the same time. You’ve kind of got block that out and just work on your [knee]. My knee isn’t swelling up so I think we’re doing a pretty good job."

Beckum admits he doesn't know what will happen this season and when he will be able to return.

"You never know," he said when asked about playing this season. "I’m just taking it day by day. Whatever they want to progress me to, I’m going to do it."

Beckum said his next hurdle will be doing lateral movement. He currently is on the PUP list for camp.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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