Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Oregon Ducks running back De

Oregon Ducks’ RB De’Anthony Thomas out this week


Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Oregon Ducks running back De’Anthony Thomas (6) is congratulated by quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) after running for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.
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In what should come as no surprise, Oregon Ducks running back De’Anthony Thomas won’t play in Saturday’s game at the Colorado Buffaloes, according to Aaron J. Fentress of Comcast Sports Northwest.

Thomas has 338 yards on 42 carries and has scored six touchdowns so far this season.

Thomas injured his right ankle on the opening kickoff of the Ducks’ 55-16 win over the California Golden Bears Saturday. Due to the rain, the turf was slick and he injured himself trying to make a cut. Thomas did not play after that and was later seen walking on crutches.

“I was just trying to make a move and it was slippery out there,” Thomas told reporters after the game.

Clearly, the Ducks don’t need Thomas to take out the Buffaloes, who have become one of the worst BCS teams in college football. The Buffaloes did earn wins over the Colorado State Rams and Central Arkansas Bears before they were blown out by the Oregon State Beavers 44-17 Saturday.

Sophomore Byron Marshall filled in for Thomas Saturday and had a big game, rushing for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.

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