Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (33) is carted off the field in the second half of a game against the Carolina Panthers at Sun Life Stadium. The Panthers won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas likely out for year

When it rains, it pours and there appears to be a monsoon in Miami.

As if the off-field drama hasn’t been enough, now the Miami Dolphins are dealing with on-field problems – namely injuries.

Running back Daniel Thomas, who has three touchdowns on the season is likely to miss the remainder of the year thanks to a torn ankle ligament, this according to the South Florida Sun-Sentential:

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 was seemingly splitting carries with Lamar Miller, who will now likely take over full-time duties with Thomas on the shelf.

While not the explosive runner Miller is, Thomas is the better blocking back between the two and had been tasked with goal line duties so the loss is far from minimal.

It’s possible the injury could clear some playing time for Marcus Thigpen as well, who has spent time returning kicks for Miami.

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