Source: Colts’ Thomas needs quad surgery
Updated: July 31, 2014, 9:06 AM ET
By Mike Wells | ESPN.com
ANDERSON, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts have suffered their second significant injury to an offensive player just a week into training camp.
AP Images/David DurochikDonald Thomas likely won’t play this season after re-tearing his quad, a source said.
Donald Thomas, who was expected to start at guard this season, re-tore the same quad that cost him all but two games during the 2013 season, according to a source.
Thomas will have surgery on the quad, likely ending any possibility of him playing this season, the source added.
Thomas tore the quad late in the Colts’ Wednesday afternoon practice. It became obvious that the injury was severe when Thomas finally got up from the ground and threw his helmet in anger.
Rookie Jack Mewhort, the Colts’ second-round pick, will likely get the first shot at starting at guard in Thomas’ place.
The Colts lost running back Vick Ballard for the season with a torn Achilles on July 25.