Phillip Thomas injures surgically repaired left foot

RICHMOND VA, JULY 25: Washington strong safety Phillip Thomas (41) during day 2 of Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond VA, July 25, 2014. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Second-year safety Phillip Thomas hurt his surgically repaired left foot in Saturday’s game and must have an MRI exam to learn the full extent of the injury.

Thomas missed all of his rookie season after suffering a Lisfranc injury in the first preseason game. He spent all of last season and a portion of the offseason rehabbing before returning to action during spring practices.

Thomas strained a hamstring and missed two weeks of training camp before playing in the last two preseason games.

Redskins coaches hoped to groom Thomas as their long-term solution at strong safety, but his injuries have stunted his growth.

Thomas didn’t practice Monday and instead worked with the trainers on a separate field.

“It’s a concern because it’s the same foot and he’s going to get it checked out again,” Coach Jay Gruden said. “It’s sore. It’s bothering him, and you can see it a little bit that it’s bothering him. We’ve got to get it fixed because he’s a good football player, and he’s got to get it healthy to play.”

Eight other players also are nursing injuries.

Tight end Jordan Reed sat because of a sprained thumb, but isn’t expected to miss significant time. Cornerback Chase Minnifield (hamstring) and linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle) also did not practice.

Backup inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton practiced in a limited capacity, but still has some soreness in his sprained ankle and is “doubtful to questionable” for Wednesday’s game, Gruden said. Fellow inside linebacker Akeem Jordan practiced despite a thigh contusion, and cornerback Tracy Porter practiced despite a recent hamstring injury. Gruden said Porter appeared to have re-aggravated the strain, however.

Rookie offensive tackle Morgan Moses strained the MCL in his right knee Saturday, but practiced Monday.

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