Washington's Phillip Thomas out for the year
Head coach Mike Shanahan announced the injury during a press conference on Tuesday and said Thomas is expected to miss 4-5 months. He'll have surgery to repair the injury and be placed on injured reserve. Washington selected Thomas in the fourth round of the draft after he earned All-American honors during his career at Fresno State. He was listed as the third-string free safety on the depth chart behind Brandon Meriweather and Reed Doughty.
Thomas suffered the injury during Washington's preseason opener. An X-ray showed no broken bones and Thomas was initially considered day-to-day before a second opinion revealed a torn Lisfranc ligament in his foot. This isn't the first major injury of Thomas' career, as he broke his leg and injured his ankle in 2011.
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