Colts lose 2nd starter with season-ending injury

Indianapolis Colts training camp. (WISH Photo)
Indianapolis Colts training camp. (WISH Photo)

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Colts left guard Donald Thomas will require season-ending surgery to repair his injured right quad.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday an MRI confirmed the diagnosis.

Thomas also missed most of last season with a torn right quad in Week 2. The Colts also said he had offseason surgery to repair a torn biceps.

Indy thought Thomas’ return would solidify an offensive line that couldn’t stay healthy in 2013, struggled to open running lanes and allowed franchise quarterback Andrew Luck to be hit far too many times. Rookie Jack Mewhort, Indy’s second-round pick, and NFL veteran Lance Louis will now compete for the open job.

Thomas, running back Vick Ballard and defensive lineman Fili Moala are all out for the season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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