Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (33) jumps over San Diego Chargers defensive end Kendall Reyes (91) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won the game 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Daniel Thomas Possibly Out For Season

Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (33) jumps over San Diego Chargers defensive end Kendall Reyes (91) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won the game 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (33) jumps over San Diego Chargers defensive end Kendall Reyes (91) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won the game 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

 

Much maligned Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas, who has stepped up in recent weeks and begun showing the promise initially expected when he was drafted, is reportedly done for the season.  Reports out of Miami this morning have Mike Sherman confirming that Thomas suffered a torn ligament in his ankle.  While not fully confirmed at this time, expect Thomas to miss extended time, if not the remainder of the season.

In Thomas’s absence, expect rookie Mike Gillislee and Marcus Thigpen to see an increased role in the Dolphins backfield, along with more snaps for Lamar Miller.  Miller and Thomas have been sharing the load in the backfield this season, and despite the lack of production from the Miami backfield the blame does not fully lie with the teams running backs.  This story will be updated as more information is confirmed surrounding the injury.

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