The Washington Redskins were dealt a significant blow Tuesday with the news that rookie safety Phillip Thomas, a prospective starter, suffered a torn Lisfranc ligament in his foot.
According to the Redskins' official Twitter account, head coach Mike Shanahan told reporters that Thomas will undergo surgery and is expected to be out four to five months, ending his 2013 season.
Thomas, the 119th overall pick of the draft, was one of three rookie defensive backs to start the Redskins' preseason opener August 8 against Tennessee.
The torn Lisfranc is the second major leg injury for Thomas, who missed all of 2011 with the Bulldogs after suffering a broken leg and fractured ankle in camp.
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