Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas wasn’t able to practice with the Dolphins on Wednesday as a result of the concussion he suffered in the opening loss to the Texans.
Because he suffered a concussion, the Dolphins have to wait for him to be cleared by doctors before he can resume football activities. According to Orlando Alzugary of 640 Sports in West Palm Beach, Thomas has passed the necessary tests but the team has decided to hold him out of this week’s game against the Raiders. If that holds, rookie Lamar Miller will move into Thomas’ spot behind Reggie Bush.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Thomas worked out on the side during Wednesday’s practice. Coach Joe Philbin passed on an opportunity to update his status when he met with the media after practice came to an end.
Thomas gained 11 yards on three carries and had a 32-yard reception before he left the game. He suffered his injury on a hit by Texans cornerback Glover Quin that forced a fumble at the end of a short run. Thomas, the 62nd overall pick of the 2011 draft, ran for 581 yards in his rookie season.