Boley gets good news on hamstring
BY Ralph Vacchiano
Terrell Thomas had company on his trip to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Monday, but the news was much better for linebacker Michael Boley.
While Thomas came away from HSS with the devastating news that he has a partially torn ACL that will likely end his season, Boley learned that an MRI on his troublesome hamstring showed no significant injury, according to someone familiar with the results. That means no tear or other problem and likely just a strain, though as we all know it's hard to predict how long a strained hamstring can keep a player on the sidelines.
Boley has had trouble with his hamstring in the past, so the Giants will likely be cautious. The players were off from practice on Tuesday and Tom Coughlin wasn't available for comment, so it's not known exactly what the timeframe or plan for Boley is.
Meanwhile, Thomas was enroute to California where he plans to be examined by Dr. Arthur Ting, the orthopedic surgeon who repaired his ACL last August. An MRI on him discovered a partial tear, according to someone familiar with the results, but the extent of it is not clear. Thomas might need exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his right knee just to see how bad his knee is, though that will be decided by him and Dr. Ting in the coming days.
No further update is expected today on Thomas, who now has torn the ACL in his right knee three times in the last seven years.