Washington Redskins Safety Phillip Thomas Will Miss Season with Lisfranc Injury

August 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The defensive backfield was a weak spot for the Washington Redskins last year as they marched to an NFC East title, and the team spent three picks on the secondary in April's draft in an effort to bolster that deficiency.
Now, a serious injury will test that newfound depth.
As John Keim of ESPN reported, fourth-round pick Phillip Thomas, who started at strong safety for the Redskins in their preseason opener, will miss the entire 2013 season after suffering a Lisfranc injury during the game.
According to Keim, the initial X-rays were negative, but after meeting with Dr. Robert Anderson (the James Andrews of foot injuries), a second X-ray showed that the Lisfranc ligament in Thomas' left foot was torn.
Mark Maske of The Washington Post reported that the Redskins will place Thomas, who was an All-American at Fresno State as a senior, on injured reserve.
On one hand, the injury, while unfortunate, isn't devastating, as Thomas wasn't expected to start as a rookie.<...

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