ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — After getting a third opinion, New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas is going to try to rehabilitate his injured right knee rather than have more surgery.

Thomas saw noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday and he concurred with the advice that the five-year veteran received from Dr. Arthur Ting in California and the Giants medical staff on how to approach the injury.

Thomas missed last season after having surgery to repair his right anterior cruciate ligament. He experienced swelling in the knee a week ago Sunday when he slipped in practice covering receiver Domenik Hixon and that seems to be when he re-injured it.

There was concern that his career was in jeopardy after his third ACL injury. He also hurt it in college at Southern California in 2005.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin had no idea how long the rehabilitation will take.

Thomas signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Giants in the offseason. He has received a $1 million signing bonus, but the rest of the deal is not guaranteed.

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