DAT talks injury, recovery
Oregon Ducks running back De'Antony Thomas suffered a sprained ankle during Saturday night's 55-16 win over California and will be day-to-day, according to an athletic department source.
Thomas injured his ankle on the opening kickoff and did not return to the game. No. 2 Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) next plays Saturday at Colorado (1-2, 0-1).
Thomas, seen using crutches, spoke with the media following the Cal game and said that he had never injured himself like that before. He didn't know his status moving forward following the game. But he appeared confident that he would not miss significant time. Thomas's injury was further evaluated by team doctors today.
Thomas leads the team with 338 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. Oregon did not miss a beat without him, though. Sophomore running back Byron Marshall rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman running back Thomas Tyner gained 94 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 21-yard run.
Oregon plays at No. 15 Washington (4-0, 1-0) on Oct. 12. It would stand to reason that if Thomas is not 100 percent for the Colorado game the Ducks would hold him out in order to allow him a chance to be fully healthy for the game against the Huskies.