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Terrell Thomas: 'I let everybody down'

New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas, who tore his ACL in the Giants' second preseason game and is out for the season, posted a message on his personal blog recently explaining to his fans why he hasn't been as active on Facebook and Twitter since his injury. As you might have expected, Thomas' explanation is that he was too upset:

I was devastated after the injury. I had to get away to gather my thoughts, that is why I haven’t been active on Twitter and Facebook. I truly appreciate all my fans and followers; I feel that I let everybody down.

Real tough spot for a guy like Thomas, who was geared up for his final year before free agency and now has to sit on the sidelines and watch his team struggle so badly in the secondary in large part because he's not there. I saw him last week when I was at Giants camp, but he was just kind of cruising past on crutches, not stopping to talk. Thomas is a very good player but also a tremendous guy to talk to, and his presence is missed just as much in the locker room as the Giants miss it on the field.

Obviously, no one around the Giants feels as though Thomas "let them down," but a responsible team player in his situation is naturally going to feel that way. Ideally for all concerned, Thomas has his surgery next week and gets back healthy in time for next year. But in the meantime, your heart goes out to the guy. Not breaking any news here, but this NFL is a real rough game.