QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
1 week ago

Head coach Pete Carroll said Thomas (leg) is way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken tibia, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas suffered the injury in Week 13 and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. He mentioned the possibility of retirement on his Twitter account in December, and while broken tibias do require a lengthy rehab process, Thomas has apparently moved past any thought of hanging his cleats up. Though he may be absent from the offseason program and limited in training camp, he seems to be on track for Week 1.

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (lower leg) posted a video of himself jogging on a treadmill Monday.

EDGE Analysis

After breaking his fibula in early December, any signs of physical movement from the safety come as a big step forward. It will still be at least a month until he can participate in any sort of team activities, but Thomas, who once contemplated retiring due to the injury, seems to be on the right track. When head coach Pete Carroll was asked about the safety's status for the upcoming season he said, "All indications are that he will make it back. He is doing very well."

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
1 month ago

Thomas (tibia) is recovering well and wearing a special shoe that places pressure on his injured leg, GQ.com reports. "I feel like I'm in a great place, especially being four weeks out," Thomas said.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas ended the season on injured reserve due to a broken left tibia, an injury that apparently forced the All-Pro safety to contemplate retirement. However, that notion has since been put to rest. Instead, he's focused on returning to full strength and was recently given a special shoe that fits around his cast and allows him to place about 25-percent pressure on the leg. Thomas wouldn't have been prescribed this specialized, pressure-bearing appendage if the fractured bone hadn't been healing correctly, so by all accounts it appears he's progressing nicely down the road to recovery.

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
2 months ago

Thomas (tibia) should be ready for the beginning of the 2017 season, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was placed on injured reserve after breaking his left tibia during Seattle's resounding Week 13 win over the Panthers. His absence was sorely felt by the Seahawks defense, but news that he should be back healthy to start next season should at least offer some solace.

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
3 months ago

The Seahawks placed Thomas (tibia) on injured reserve Tuesday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas is poised for a lengthy rehab effort on his broken left tibia, which may include surgery at some point. With the knowledge that he won't return this season, the Seahawks could subject Thomas to injured reserve without any qualms. For the remainder of the campaign, Steven Terrell will line up at free safety.

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
4 months ago

Thomas (tibia) has been ruled out for the both the remaining regular season slate and the playoffs, Curtis Crabtree of Sprots Radio KJR reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Seahawks have lost a stalwart member of the Legion of Boom due to a broken tibia, which head coach Pete Carroll said requires "a serious recovery," according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle. With no chance to return this season, the only question that remains is whether surgery will be ordered up. At the moment, it's unclear how much of Thomas' offseason will be devoted to rehab, but Steven Terrell will take over free safety for the rest of the campaign.

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
4 months ago

Thomas suffered a broken bone in his leg during Sunday's game against the Panthers and is out indefinitely, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas returned to action Sunday after missing his first career game, but he is now presumably facing a much longer absence, as his injury could be a season ender.

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
4 months ago

Thomas suffered a lower leg injury in Sunday's game against the Panthers and is questionable to return.

EDGE Analysis

It's not clear if Thomas' latest setback is related to the hamstring injury he was dealing with of late, but he needed to take a cart to the locker room after leaving the game. Expect his status to be updated when more details become available.

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
4 months ago

Thomas (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas suffered a hamstring injury against the Eagles on Nov. 20 and sat out Week 12, snapping a streak of 106 consecutive games played. He looks on track to play against the Panthers on Sunday, however, in which case he will provide an immediate boost to Seattle's defense.

QEarl Thomas
DB SEA (5)
4 months ago

Head coach Pete Carroll said Thomas (hamstring) has "a shot" to play in Week 13 versus the Panthers, ESPN's Liz Mathews reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas missed Sunday's loss to the Bucs with a strained hamstring, but isn't expected to miss more than two games. His participation in practice this week will hopefully shed light on his potential availability.