The New York Giants spent the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas. Thomas had an up-and-down rookie season but flashed his potential as a solid starter in the NFL along the way. In particular, Thomas had a strong finish to the season, stringing together a few impressive performances down the final stretch.
There might now be some explanation as to why Thomas’s play was inconsistent during his rookie season. Apparently, Andrew had been dealing with a left ankle injury this season. He managed through the pain and finished the season. But now he has finally taken care of this injury, underoing surgery on his left ankle today.
This injury could further explain why Andrew Thomas’s footwork and technique seemed to get inconsistent and poor at times during the regular season. This injury indicates that there might have been more going on than just “rookie growing pains.”
Andrew Thomas informed the public of his ankle surgery through an instagram post today. The post by Thomas features an image of his ankle post-surgery and states that “everything went well” with the surgery.
According to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post Sports, Andrew Thomas is expected to be fully healed by March. Andrew will absolutely be prepared and ready to go for the 2021 regualr season, barring anything unforeseen. Andrew’s ankle injury must have been minor, but still bothersome enough to require surgery. Now, with this injury cleaned up, Thomas can recover and look forward to a healthier sophomore season in 2021.
Looks like Andrew Thomas got some sort of surgery on his left leg/foot.
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) January 13, 2021