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Lisfranc injury knocks Phillip Thomas out for the season

David Amerson, Phillip Thomas AP

The Redskins started three members of their 2013 draft class in the secondary for their first preseason game of the year, but that won’t be happening again this week.

Coach Mike Shanahan announced on Tuesday afternoon that safety Phillip Thomas will be placed on injured reserve after doctors found a torn Lisfranc ligament in his left foot. Shanahan said that Thomas will have surgery and be sidelined four-to-five months, which means he’s out of the picture for the team this season.

Thomas, a fourth-round pick in April, started alongside fellow rookie Bacarri Rambo against the Titans last weekend, but was forced out of the game after injuring his foot while making a tackle. The injury was originally described as a sprained foot, but further evaluation discovered the season-ending injury.

The loss of Thomas makes a healthy season from Brandon Meriweather all the more important for the Redskins. Meriweather returned to practice last week after missing time with soreness in the surgically-repaired knee that all but cost him his 2012 season. The Redskins want Meriweather at one starting spot and Rambo may now be the likeliest player to be next to him in the lineup. DeJon Gomes and Reed Doughty, returnees from last year’s disappointing secondary, are other in-house options for the Redskins.

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15 Responses to “Lisfranc injury knocks Phillip Thomas out for the season”
  1. dwats says: Aug 13, 2013 5:58 PM

    This secondary is going to be atrocious. Looking forward to watching the Eagles throw up another 60 burger on them Monday Night.

  2. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 13, 2013 5:58 PM

    And nothing of value was lost.

  3. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 13, 2013 6:02 PM

    I laughed.

  4. corales559 says: Aug 13, 2013 6:05 PM

    Not a redskins fan, but huge Fresno State Fan and Thomas can play!.. Definitely a loss for Washington

  5. bjcrilley says: Aug 13, 2013 6:11 PM

    Dont matter this inury means nothing cuz redskins will lose to my niners in playoffs..kaepernick will be in the hunt for MVP this year… Go Niners!!!!!!!!!

  6. gcsuk says: Aug 13, 2013 6:15 PM

    dwats says:
    Aug 13, 2013 5:58 PM
    This secondary is going to be atrocious. Looking forward to watching the Eagles throw up…
    ———————————————————

    Just could have stopped there. Remember Donovan McNabb?

  7. niquebchillin says: Aug 13, 2013 6:16 PM

    Tanard Jackson ..

  8. dwats says: Aug 13, 2013 6:25 PM

    dwats says:
    Aug 13, 2013 5:58 PM
    This secondary is going to be atrocious. Looking forward to watching the Eagles throw up…
    ———————————————————

    gcsuk says:
    Aug 13, 2013 6:15 PM
    Just could have stopped there. Remember Donovan McNabb?

    Yeah I remember him dominating the Skins for a decade.

  9. boyshole25 says: Aug 13, 2013 7:41 PM

    That stinks hell be good learning for the year

  10. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Aug 13, 2013 7:55 PM

    He’s “Milking” it!

  11. justintuckrule says: Aug 13, 2013 7:58 PM

    My magic 8 ball says that I will see many a salsa dances this season.

  12. dy44 says: Aug 13, 2013 8:31 PM

    At least I get a laugh at you fools. That secondary will be improved from last year with Orakpo healthy. Jenkins will be back after 4 and merriweather will be healthy. Who won the division last year with a crappy secondary??? Wiggles fans get ready for spurrier 2.0 and your qb if its Vick is a concussion away from drooling on himself and foles sucks. The only salsa we will see is on our chips.

  13. clw1906 says: Aug 13, 2013 9:23 PM

    dwats says:
    Aug 13, 2013 6:25 PM
    dwats says:
    Aug 13, 2013 5:58 PM
    This secondary is going to be atrocious. Looking forward to watching the Eagles throw up…
    ———————————————————

    gcsuk says:
    Aug 13, 2013 6:15 PM
    Just could have stopped there. Remember Donovan McNabb?

    Yeah I remember him dominating the Skins for a decade.

    And how many Super Bowls has this joke of a franchise won?

  14. rgiii2dc says: Aug 13, 2013 9:33 PM

    Josh,

    Could you explain the Lisfranc injury in terms of football recovery? I know multiple players (C.Benson, S.Holmes, M.Shaub) have had this surgery but what constitutes the rehab? Could this be a persistent problem moving forward?

    Thank you,
    Stephen

  15. skinsfansince71 says: Aug 14, 2013 12:19 PM

    justintuckrule says: Aug 13, 2013 7:58 PM

    My magic 8 ball says that I will see many a salsa dances this season.

    In the New NFL he would get a 15 yard penalty every time he dances.

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