With the Oregon Ducks preparing to face the Washington Huskies on Saturday, one thing remains unclear: whether RB De’Anthony Thomas will be playing.
Thomas suffered a sprained ankle on the opening kick off two weeks ago against California, and has since been in a walking boot. Well the good news for the Ducks is that Thomas is in a boot no longer. But just because he is out of the boot doesn’t necessarily mean he is ready to play.
In an article from ESPN, Thomas talks about life without a boot,
I’m walking around pretty good, just staying focused on getting better and just recovering. It’s nice to walk around with two shoes on. That’s a great feeling. I’m just trying to get better from there.
Thomas has been jogging and participating in light drills, but nothing contact drills or anything serious like that. His status for the game on Saturday remains questionable, but will more than likely come down to a game time decision based on how he is feeling prior to the game.
As his replacement, Byron Marshall has been doing well. Marshall rushed for 122 yards last week which brought his total on the season to 448, which is a team-high.