Colts’ Donald Thomas has torn quad

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The news on Colts guard Donald Thomas is not good.

A league source tells PFT that Thomas, who was carted off the field today against the Dolphins, has a torn quadricep. There’s no word yet on how much time Thomas will miss, but that would seem to be a significant injury.

Thomas suffered the injury when he and Colts center Samson Satele banged into each other.

The Colts signed Thomas in March after he spent the last two years in New England, and they were hoping he’d be a reliable cog in their offensive line. Losing a starting offensive lineman for a significant period of time would hurt, as protecting Andrew Luck was already a major concern heading into today’s game.