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Thomas excited but weary of injuries

Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants is

Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants is introduced against the Washington Redskins. (Dec. 5, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

Terrell Thomas was in California yesterday, but this morning he was one of the first Giants players to roll through the gate around 10 o’clock.

“It’s time to go,” he said of his return to the Giants’ facility after the end of the lockout. “From the staff to the coaches, everybody is excited to be back and see familiar faces. For them, they’ve been kind of sitting around doing nothing and we’ve been doing the same, just working out and waiting for this to end. It’s a good day to be back and be in my Giants uniform, work out with my teammates in a little bit, and just be around the guys.”

Thomas, a starting cornerback who could have to ward off first-round pick Prince Amukamara for his job – if not during this training camp then certainly down the road – said he thinks the Giants have an advantage because of their veteran makeup. But he also said his biggest concern about launching right into training camp will be injuries.

“I’ve been working out the whole offseason and my whole thing was that my hips and hamstrings be strong enough to sustain camp,” he said. “Obviously it’s less days and not as hard as it used to be, but missing OTAs and minicamp and not being out there really running and pursuing the ball and whatnot, that’s one thing that I’m skeptical about going into training camp, making sure my hamstrings and groins are strong enough to sustain the practices.”

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