"They said it's a tricky injury, but I think he'll be fine because he's not out there having to run and cut," said strong safety Phillip Thomas, who sustained a similar injury on Aug. 8, 2013 and missed his entire first season. "It's just a lot of time spent off your feet. It's just a long recovery process. It took me about six months before I could start getting on the field running around, so it just takes a lot of time."
Instead, "this is Brandon's position," Thomas said, and his goal is simply to play well enough to help his team on Sunday.