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Donald Thomas goes to IR

Posted by craigkelleycolts on September 17, 2013 – 5:19 pm

A player signed to make an impact in 2013 had his season end on Sunday, Donald Thomas.

Thomas suffered a quadriceps injury to his right leg very early in last week’s game against Miami.

Thomas was placed on injured reserve today and will be undergoing surgery very soon to repair the injury.

Thomas was a big-splash signing by Ryan Grigson on March 13 after starting 21-of-43 career appearances with Miami and New England from 2008-12.

Thomas opened the first two games at left guard, and Grigson hoped the club could establish a firm line that would open more games together than the four that were able to be started last year with the intended linemen.

The injury ensures the Colts will be in flux in the near future.  Rookie Hugh Thornton played 60 snaps after Thomas’ departure.

On Monday, Chuck Pagano talked about the line.

“We’ve got nine guys with Link (Jeff Linkenbach) and Khaled Holmes sitting there.  As you know, the roster is fluid and it’s ever-changing because of injuries.  We have options there,” said Pagano.

The Colts could be in a position-for-position signing mode as they face a talented San Francisco team Sunday.

Among players on a talented defense is linebacker Aldon Smith, the NFL’s sack leader since 2011 (37).

In addition to Thomas being placed on injured reserve, the Colts released Dan Moore from injured reserve.


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