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Terrell Thomas: 'I was devastated'

New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas leaves the

New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas leaves the field during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears. (Aug. 22, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

Terrell Thomas, who has not spoken publicly since he tore his ACL against the Bears in the second preseason game, posted a blog yesterday in which he thanked Giants fans for their get-well wishes.

“I was devastated after the injury,” he wrote of his three-and-a-half week silence that included a conspicuous absence from social media where he is normally quite active. “I had to get away to gather my thoughts.”

Thomas said he will have his surgery next Friday.

“I am excited to get my rehab started,” he said, adding that he will keep his fans updated through his various platforms.

Thomas also wrote about how hard he worked this offseason, which was a contract year for him and one in which he openly spoke about wanting to become a Pro Bowl player. He seemed to be on his way before, well, you know.

“This is the biggest example of life doesn’t always go as planned,” he wrote. “God has a plan for you and sometimes you can’t question or understand it but you have to go with it and this is what God has planned for me. I hope my story returning to football after this injury will motivate others not just athletes but everyone, you need to rise above the situation when life gives you an unexpected event or challenge. You have to keep striving towards your goals.”


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