Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/25/13
Miami Dolphins tailback Daniel Thomas tore a ligament in his left ankle during Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers, and is likely done for the season. Thomas, who gained 279 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns on his 77 carries this season, left Sunday's game on crutches and was in a walking boot. According to a source, Thomas will not have to undergo surgery to repair the injury. However, his absence will force Lamar Miller, the Dolphins' starting tailback, to handle a heavier workload for the final five games of the season as the Dolphins (5-6) compete with six other teams for the final AFC Wild Card spot. Thomas, who averaged 3.6 yards per carry, handled the Dolphins' short yardage situations, and was the the primary back in the team's single-set packages. He's responsible for one-third of the team's tailback work, and was the Dolphins' best blocking back. His injury could also expand roles for Marcus Thigpen, the Dolphins' return specialist, who has handled tw...
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