Demaryius Thomas fractured his left foot training for the combine back in 2010, then later in the year needed surgery to clean up scar tissue. The following year he tore his right Achilles tendon. Since then, he’s had bouts of foot issues off and on and a problem with his left hip. However, he’s rarely missed games since the 2011 season being able to battle though injuries.
What’s worrisome is at 29 and a history of nagging issues with his feet, this could sideline him the rest of the week and maybe at a proposed QB camp. More than that, they say you’re the most healthy now and once Training Camp starts, it all becomes about pain management. That all hurts don’t go away, they just intensify.
Why this could be crucial is because Case Keenum has had little time to build chemistry with DT, our lone known wide out. Emmanuel Sanders has said he’ll be playing slot, although based on reports so far this off season, it sounds like both Isaiah McKenzie and DaeSean Hamilton are breathing down his neck. With this news, E could be kicked back outside, but his quickness is beginning to wane.
Rookies Courtland Sutton and Hamilton, plus Carlos Henderson are all new to playing in an NFL game, and Jordan Taylor is still recovering from double hip surgery. McKenzie had Swiss cheese hands last season. To be fair, he seems to have gotten over that as he and Paxton Lynch are tearing it up. This leaves E as the sole experienced vet who we know can catch and run good routes, but he also has battled his own injury: an ankle.
Let’s all hope that this is tiny matter and doesn’t plague DT because Keenum and the team need him healthy the rest of the week and season.