Report: Julius Thomas might need surgery on hurt finger, could miss up to five weeks

download (62)When Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas injured his hand in the first pre-season, most believe he would be back by the season opener. As we head into the final week of the pre-season, Thomas is supposed to be a big part of the Jaguars offense but now things have gotten a little more complicated. Thomas is getting a second option on his injured hand to see if he needs surgery. According to general manager Dave Caldwell, Thomas could be miss up to five weeks.


“My understanding is that if he does need it, it only pushes him back a couple of weeks in terms of his return time,” Caldwell said, via The Florida Times-Union. “He was going to be 50-50 for the opener. We would hope if everything went well it should be four weeks from the surgery where he’d be back to full strength.”

“He had a follow-up appointment today and just had some discomfort in there and they re-did some tests and it showed some loosening of the ligament,” Caldwell added. “He could probably play with it, but if we let it go and it’s still loose, then we’re at Week 4 or 5 in the season and he needs surgery. It would be us being aggressive. … Our most realistic case is he has surgery and he’s back for Indy.”


This is a big blow for the Jaguars, who were looking to get off to a fast start this season. Hopefully, Thomas won’t have any setbacks that would keep him out longer.

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