Word from the Redskins today is that rookie Safety Phillip Thomas, who Bleacher Report touted as the Savior of the secondary, is out for the season with a broken foot. Since Sean Taylor’s murder in 2007, it seems like there has been a hex on the Redskins secondary. LaRon Landry went out for a good portion of the 2010-2011 campaign, and then last year, Cedric Griffin and safety Tanard Jackson were suspended by the league and Brandon Meriweather had a freak accident before a game and suffered a season-ending knee injury after almost single-handedly beating the Philadelphia Eagles at home in the first half of that game.
RICHMOND — Safety Phillip Thomas will miss his entire rookie season with the Washington Redskins because of the injury to his left foot that he suffered during Thursday’s preseason-opening win at Tennessee.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday at the team’s training camp that Thomas will undergo surgery and will be sidelined for four to five months after he was diagnosed as having a Lisfranc injury, a serious mid-foot injury. Thomas will be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list, according to Shanahan.
Thomas was hurt during the preseason opener. Shanahan said Saturday that the team did not believe he had suffered any fractures or a Lisfranc injury. But he was sent to be further examined by Charlotte-based foot specialist Robert Anderson, and Shanahan said further tests showed the extent of the injury.
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