Report: Patriots Thomas Has Broken Arm
Adalius Thomas
Adalius Thomas
Posted Nov 10, 2008

FOXBORO -- Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas had to leave Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with an arm injury. According to one report, Thomas may be done for the year.

A report from Boston indicated that Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas might be done for the season. According to a FOX25 News report, Thomas told friends that he might be done for the year with a broken arm.

The 6-foot-2, 270-pound defender had to leave Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with what the team called an arm injury. Thomas left the game in the first half, and head into the locker room with a member of the training staff. He did not return. Third year linebacker Pierre Woods entered the game to replace Thomas.

Losing Thomas would be another huge blow to an already banged up defense. Woods has been a role player for the Patriots, participating mostly on special teams. Thomas has participated in up to 99% of the team's defensive snaps recently according to the Boston Globe.

If the report on Thomas is indeed accurate, the Patriots would likely place the defender on the reserve/injured list ending his season . They could then fill the open roster spot with one of their own: rookie outside linebacker Vince Redd remains on the team's practice squad. Or new England could call an old friend out of retirement, Junior Seau. He has already told reporters that he would only return to play one more season if the Patriots came calling. With Thomas out, and the unnerving prospect of using another undrafted rookie (Redd and Gary Guyton both went undrafted), the Patriots would likely

Update: ESPN is also confirming the news that Thomas has a broken arm./

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