There was some belief that Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas was carted off of the field on the second half of the team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 12, and many people believed that the injury would turn out to be a season-ending setback.
Thomas suffered a severe ankle injury, but there is still a chance he will be able to return by the end of the year.
From Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports:
#Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas may not be out for year. Severe ankle sprain with high component to it. Hopes to be back in few weeks. We’ll see.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 26, 2013
The Dolphins have had an inconsistent running game this season thanks to their poor offensive line play, and their lack of a consistent threat on the ground has only made things tougher for quarterback Ryan Tannehill to get things going.
Miami remains in the Wild Card picture, so they have to hope they are close to 100 percent as possible moving down the stretch.
If they are able to get Thomas back on the field, then they will have one extra offensive threat that will help them move the ball and hopefully rack up the wins.