The biggest name in the NFC East that suffered a serious injury yesterday was Terrell Thomas. He suffered what appears to be a torn ACL, but as of this publish time, I do not believe that has yet been made official. This would be Thomas’ 3rd ACL tear. This now leaves the Giants very thin at CB. 2011 1st round pick Prince Amukamara will be inserted into the starting lineup. The other Giants corners are rookie 3rd round pick Jayron Hosley, Antwaun Molden, Dante Hughes, Justin Tryon, Michael Coe, Bruce Johnson, and Brandon Bing. Per Ebenezer Samuel, seven Giants tore their ACL last year:
It is the latest ACL injury for a team that’s been plagued by them in recent years. Last season, Thomas was one of seven Giants – WR Domenik Hixon, CB Brian Witherspoon, LBs Clint Sintim and Jonathan Goff and TEs Travis Beckum and Jake Ballard – who suffered injuries to the ACL.
Speaking of Jonathan Goff, now of the Redskins, he too tore his ACL yesterday. That is Goff’s 2nd ACL tear in as many years. ILB depth should now ne a concern for the Skins. Also of note is that Kory Lichtensteiger had surgery to clean particles out of his the same knee where he tore his ACL and MCL last season. Some additional minor Redskins injuries here.
In Eagles camp, Ron Johnson suffered the nastiest football injury I’ve ever seen in person. He landed awkwardly on the ground and his ankle bent a way ankles aren’t designed to bend. I basically had to turn away. He dislocated his ankle, and is likely done for the season. This doesn’t affect the Eagles’ depth all that much, but Johnson was having a solid camp. They are down to 10 receivers at this point, so a signing just to bring in some bodies could happen today. Riley Cooper had “successful surgery” to repair a broken collarbone. His expected timetable is about 6 weeks. Jason Babin suffered what is now being classified as a 2nd degree calf strain. He’ll be out 2-3 weeks.
Dallas Cowboys camp just got underway yesterday, and while they did not have any new injuries of serious note, it was revealed that in addition to a surgery to repair a tear in his hip back in May, RG Mackenzy Bernadeau also had arthroscopic knee surgery recently. His return from the PUP list will be delayed, and there is no timetable for his return.
“It’s going to take a little bit of time,” Garrett said. “He hasn’t been on the field with [offensive line] coach [Bill] Callahan going through the drills, understanding our system. He has tried to stay as engaged as possible and until you do that it’s hard to learn what you need to learn as quickly as you need to learn.”
Bernadeau was signed to start at right guard this offseason, and depth along the entire Cowboy OL is sparse. Bill Nagy started four games last year for the Cowboys, but he was not good. Beyond Nagy, the Cowboys have David Arkin and UDFA Ron Leary, both of whom have never played an NFL snap. By missing valuable reps, Bernadeau will be unable to build continuity with RT Doug Free and C Phil Costa.