De'Anthony Thomas Injury: Updates on Oregon RB's Ankle, Likely Return Date

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIISeptember 28, 2013

The Oregon Ducks opened up Pac-12 play Sept. 28 against the California Golden Bears, but the opening kickoff of the game resulted in a possible devastating injury.

Superstar running back De'Anthony Thomas sustained a huge hit on his first touch and came up limping on his left leg, per Andrew Greif of The Oregonian:

De'Anthony Thomas just got rocked on the kickoff return and he's being helped off. Was being ginger with left leg.

— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) September 29, 2013

Thomas was ruled out for the Ducks' matchup vs. Colorado on Oct. 5. He did not play vs. Washington after being a game-time decision. However, Thomas says he will play this coming weekend vs. UCLA.