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Thomas out two weeks; Butler carted off

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Kevin Acee , UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 6:55 p.m.

    The Chargers brought in 35-year-old Tra Thomas as insurance in the likelihood Marcus McNeill doesn't show up and in case Brandyn Dombrowski can't handle the starting left tackle job.

    Thomas missed both practices Monday and on Tuesday had arthroscopic knee surgery that is expected to have him sidelined for two weeks and will keep him from at least one preseason game.

    Thomas' procedure should be considered routine, though also the result of wear and tear that might be more concerning due to his age and the Chargers' thin ranks at the position.

    What could be more serious is that third-round draft pick Donald Butler injured his ankle in practice and left the field on a cart.

    He is being examined tonight.
     
  2. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Tra Thomas has knee surgery

    ESPN

    August, 3, 2010

    By Bill Williamson


    SAN DIEGO -- Random notes from San Diego after a productive three-day stay at Chargers’ camp:

    Left tackle Tra Thomas had arthroscopic knee surgery to clean up a minor issue. The team expects him out 7-10 days.

    While the issue is minor, it gives Brandyn Dombrowski even a better chance of being the team’s left tackle if Marcus McNeill’s holdout extends into the regular season. Thomas was signed this summer as insurance, but Dombrowski has looked good.

    Rookie linebacker Donald Butler was carted off with an ankle injury. It is not known how serious it is. The team hopes he can help on special teams as a rookie.
    • The Chargers practiced red-zone drills Tuesday evening. Quarterback Philip Rivers continued to have as brilliant camp. He connected on some beautiful plays with tight end Antonio Gates and receiver Buster Davis and Malcom Floyd. Monday, San Diego coach Norv Turner said Floyd makes a spectacular catch every day. Tuesday’s edition was a brilliant catch in the corner of the end zone.

    • Rookie running back Ryan Mathews ran hard in red-zone drills. After signing Sunday, he does not look behind in any way.

    • Every time I look, safety Steve Gregory seems to make a big play. He is big part of the team’s nickel and dime packages.
     
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Dombrowski has been getting dominated by English, and now Tra Thomas is injured....somebody call Marcus.
     
  4. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    MAN that does suck. Course it not as bad as I thought first Thomas that jumped to mind was Cam...

    So is there any new info on Butler and ankle injury?

    We talkin High ankle like Dez and 4-6 weeks out???

    Ugh I did say something aobut the I word today at work talkin football...
     
  5. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    Tra Thomas is done.
     
  6. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Attention AJ!!! Lube it up ya' tight bastard!! :lol:
     
  7. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    :lol::yes:

    MM is about to get paid...
     
  8. CoronaDoug

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    BY KEVIN ACEE, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010 AT 6:55 P.M.


    The Chargers brought in 35-year-old Tra Thomas as insurance in the likelihood Marcus McNeill doesn't show up and in case Brandyn Dombrowski can't handle the starting left tackle job.

    Thomas missed both practices Monday and on Tuesday had arthroscopic knee surgery that is expected to have him sidelined for two weeks and will keep him from at least one preseason game.

    Thomas' procedure should be considered routine, though also the result of wear and tear that might be more concerning due to his age and the Chargers' thin ranks at the position.

    What could be more serious is that third-round draft pick Donald Butler injured his ankle in practice and left the field on a cart.

    He is being examined tonight.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/aug/03/thomas-out-two-weeks-butler-carted-off/
     
  9. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Butler won't be a huge contributor this year anyway, I just hope he doesn't go the same route as Anthony Waters who was a complete waste of a pick.
     
  10. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    That gets hoped for just about every draft pick below the fifth round. These kinds of injuries happen every training camp and sooner or later to just about everybody. Early days.
     
  11. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    The Domino effect:

    MM signs because Dombo continues to get clowned by English and Tra is useless because he's old and slow.

    Merriman comes back because English is now ineffective in practice and pre-season games vs. a real Left Tackle.

    Jackson eventually signs in week 8 of the regular season because Floyd gets hurt

    We all bemoan the fact that this team has once again gotten off to a 3-5 start, yet still is tied for first in the division at the halfway mark in the season.


    I have become Comfortably Numb.


    :baked:
     
  12. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    duplicate thread
     
  13. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    Butler out for the season torn achillies. Per Kevin Acee' via twitter.
     
  14. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Dammit... :icon_evil:
     
  15. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Wait... did Brett Favre text this to Acee?
     
  16. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    :icon_rofl: :no:
     
  17. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    Damn. I was hoping to see him replace Cooper sometime during the year.
     

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