Michael Boley had some good news for his teammates yesterday before practice, and it had nothing to do with him returning to the field for the first time since the opening weekend of training camp.
Boley was one of the first to get word that Terrell Thomas would not need surgery and would be returning to the team to begin a rehabilitation program for his injured knee.
“Me and Terrell both share the same agent so I got a text from my agent yesterday before I went out to practice,” Boley said. “It said there was great news on Terrell. So I was very excited about that.”
Of course he shared it with teammates. Good news travels quickly.
“Obviously I shared it with some of the DBs first,” Boley said. “That's his group. I'm sure they wanted to know that news … You know, he's been through a lot. He's had a lot of guys including myself in his corner, trying to help keep his spirits up. To hear that news, it kind of spread throughout the locker room pretty quickly.”
The Giants players had been bracing themselves for the worst.
“Normally when a guy goes down, especially the way he did, it doesn't normally turn out good,” Boley said. “So it was good to hear some good news for once.”
As for his own hamstring injury, Boley said it “still got a little ways to go. Come in every day and continue my treatment. Just trying to get better.”
The hamstring is on the same leg that kept Boley out for three weeks in December last season. While Boley said this injury is nowhere near the severity of that one, he also said there is no cause for concern that this is a re-injury.
“It's part of the game,” he said. “You get muscle tweaks and stuff all the time, so it's nothing to worry about it.”
Boley wouldn’t rule himself out of the preseason game on Friday, but it seems unlikely he’ll make the trip and be on the field against the Jaguars.