OG Donald Thomas: Miami Guard Suffers Injury
This story originally published on ScoutNFLNetwork.com

Posted May 19, 2009

Miami Dolphins RG Donald Thomas suffered a torn pectoral muscle during a recent workout, two league sources told Scout.com.

Thomas, who won a starting job as a rookie last year, suffered the injury while lifting weights. He's expected to miss most if not all of training camp, but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

This isn't the only significant injury the former sixth-round pick has suffered in his short time as an NFL player. He suffered a broken left foot (Lisfranc fracture) during Miami's opening game last season and was placed on injured reserve.

After Thomas was injured last season, backup G Ike Ndukwe started the rest of the season in his place. Backup OL Andy Alleman, who was claimed off of waivers from the New Orleans Saints last season, started the final four games at left guard in place of injured starter Justin Smiley.

Thomas' agent, Ed Wasielewski, did not respond to phone messages seeking comment.

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