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 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
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.
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.
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.
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