The New York Giants are getting a key player back from injury just in time for training camp. Left tackle Andrew Thomas is “prepared to be ready for training camp” after ankle surgery he had earlier this offseason. Thomas is one of the Giants’ brightest young stars. The 2020 first-round pick has developed into a solid player on the Giants’ offensive line. Training camp is beginning July 27th, and Andrew Thomas should be good to go for the start of practices.
Giants getting Andrew Thomas back for training camp
The New York Giants have made significant improvements to their offensive line this offseason. They drafted right tackle Evan Neal to be the bookend on the line opposite of Andrew Thomas. The Giants are hoping Thomas and Neal can develop together and combine to become one of the best offensive tackle duos in the NFL. But in order for that process to begin, the two need to be on the field and healthy this season.
Andrew Thomas was stellar as a sophomore in 2021. However, he did miss time with an ankle injury. That same injury nagged throughout the year and Thomas underwent offseason surgery. Andrew Thomas did not participate during mandatory minicamp drills. Thankfully, the Giants’ starting left tackle will be present and available for team drills later this month when the team kicks off training camp.
Rehab is going well for Thomas, as he discussed recently with the Giants Huddle Podcast:
Rehab is coming along pretty well. I’m doing everything the trainers ask me to do. Definitely moving a lot better and I’m prepared to be ready for training camp.” – Andrew Thomas via Giants.com
It’s definitely frustrating, but it’s part of the business, learning how to navigate being injured because you’re never going to feel 100 percent. But I felt like last year I started to make some strides. It’s a little frustrating sometimes when you can’t be on the field with your teammates.
The New York Giants are excited to get Andrew Thomas back on the field. Having him present and participating at the start of training camp is crucial. New head coach Brian Daboll will be installing new principles and concepts for the team’s offensive scheme. The Giants need their left tackle healthy to create a seamless transition.