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. 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 up the cleats. Though he may be absent from the offseason program and limited in training camp, he seems to be on track for Week 1.
Thomas (leg) posted a video of himself jogging on a treadmill Monday. After breaking his fibula in early December, any signs of physical movement from the safety come as a big step forward. It still will 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."
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. 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.
Thomas (tibia) should be ready for the beginning of the 2017 season, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. 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.
The Seahawks placed Thomas (tibia) on injured reserve Tuesday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports. 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.