Phillip Thomas to see specialist Robert Anderson regarding sore foot

August 26, 2014
Phillip Thomas Phillip Thomas. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Second-year safety Phillip Thomas will see noted podiatrist James Robert Anderson in hopes of learning the cause of the soreness in his surgically repaired left foot, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said on Tuesday.

Anderson conducted the surgery last year to repair the lisfranc injury that cost Thomas all of his rookie season.

The backup strong safety missed time this preseason with a strained hamstring, but emerged from last Saturday’s game at Baltimore with soreness in his foot.

Thomas didn’t practice the last two days and will not play in Thursday’s preseason finale at Tampa.

It’s another missed opportunity for the former fourth-round draft pick. With Brandon Meriweather facing a two-game suspension to start the regular season, Thomas would’ve had a shot to step into a starting role had he been able to remain healthy this preseason.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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Mike Jones · August 26, 2014