Daniel Thomas RB MIA 2 Days
Dolphins OC Mike Sherman acknowledged the team didn't even envision Daniel Thomas (ankle) playing in Week 14 as of last Wednesday.
Thomas went on to rush 16 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in one of the best games of his wholly underwhelming, three-year career. "It was a possibility he might not be able to come back [this season]," said Sherman. "On Wednesday, we never envisioned him even playing this week. It's a credit to our training staff and to him." With Lamar Miller now facing concussion testing, Thomas has a chance to be a feature back in Week 14 versus New England.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 5 Days
Daniel Thomas (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 14 after a limited practice Friday.
Despite the upgrade on the injury report, Thomas is either expected to be inactive or play minimal snaps Sunday at Heinz Field. Lamar Miller remains a roll-of-the-dice flex option coming off of a season high 23 touches.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 7 Days
Daniel Thomas (ankle) remained sidelined at practice Wednesday.
Thomas is unlikely to play this week, while his status for the remainder of the season remains up in the air. Mike Gillislee and Marcus Thigpen will handle backup duties behind Lamar Miller for as long as Thomas is out.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 15 Days
According to USA Today, Daniel Thomas (ankle) may not miss the entire rest of the season.
Thomas has a severe ankle sprain, likely of the "high" variety. An injury like that typically involves torn ligaments which can take at least a month to heal. There are only five weeks left in the season, so the Dolphins have to decide whether they can afford to keep Thomas off injured reserve. Regardless, he won't be playing anytime soon and can be dropped across the board.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 16 Days
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Daniel Thomas (ankle) is likely done for the season.
Thomas reportedly tore ligaments in his left ankle on an awkward tackle from Captain Munnerlyn during Sunday's loss to the Panthers. It leaves Lamar Miller as the unquestioned feature back and every-down player for the final five games of the year, with Mike Gillislee and Marcus Thigpen as backups. Thomas did show improvement this season as he forged a committee with Miller, rushing 77 times for 279 yards (3.62 YPC) with three touchdowns. We've still seen nothing to suggest the 2011 second-round pick will ever be a plus running back in the NFL. Thomas will be back in 2014 for the final year of his rookie contract.