After moving to 0-2 with the loss to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon, the New York Giants faced another disappointment today as cornerback Walter Thurmond was ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Thurmond, who left the game yesterday with what was being called a strained pectoral, is now being reported as having torn the muscle. Pro Football Talk reported Thurmond will undergo surgery some time this week.

With Thurmond out for the rest of the year, the the Giants secondary now faces a weak spot. For now, Trumaine McBride is likely to step into the starting position, as he came into the game yesterday to replace Thurmond. However, McBride may have to compete for the spot with Jayron Hosley, whose suspension will be wiped clean as soon as the NFL’s new drug policy becomes effective.

Alexis Celluro | Featured Columnist