After Thomas visited with Dr. James Andrews on Monday and was given the go-ahead to try to play, all three major South Florida newspapers reported that Thomas would give it a shot.
Thomas' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had said the same thing Sunday night during his weekly segment on Miami television station WSVN.
For his part, Thomas said last week the ankle injury was the one keeping him out of action. When he was asked which of the two injuries was a big problem at this point, Saban didn't offer an answer.
"I can't really speculate on that," he said. "Both are making good progress, but I can't speculate on that. I really don't know. With either injury, he would struggle to be able to play this week. Both injuries are progressing nicely."
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Wide receiver Marty Booker (calf), guard Rex Hadnot (knee) and defensive end David Bowens (ankle) are were limited in practice on Wednesday, and Saban said all three woul be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.