The Oregon Ducks received some good news late yesterday as it was revealed that Junior Running Back De’Anthony Thomas felt good enough on his injured ankle to play against Washington on Saturday. According to a report from John Canzano from the Oregonian a source at the U of O confirmed that Thomas would take the field.
A UO source said Friday: “(Thomas will) give it a try. It’s an ankle so you don’t really know ’til you know.”
Oregon’s Do it All Player has been out since the first play of the game against California when he rolled his ankle on the opening kickoff. At halftime of the game against the Golden Bears he was seen on the sideline in a boot and on crutches. Earlier this week he without the boot after practice and joked how it was nice to wear shoes again.
It is not known how or where the Ducks may use Thomas in the game vs Washington. No one knows if he is 100 percent from his ‘ankle sprain’ from several weeks ago. Kickoff return duty has fallen into the very capable hands of Bralon Addison, who vs Cal had two punt returns for touchdowns. Of course, everyone knows that De’Anthony Thomas is a wildcard for Oregon and a Special player. Whenever he is on the field he has to be covered. I’m not sure if Washington is ready for all of Oregon’s Weapons on Offense if Thomas is added to mix.
Oregon and Washington Take the Field on Fox Sports 1 at 1pm today. The game will be played at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington.
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