The three-point loss to Tennessee may be a footnote from Sunday after the Cleveland Browns get word on Joe Thomas’ arm injury. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the team fears that Thomas suffered a triceps tear and could miss the rest of the season.
#Browns LT Joe Thomas is feared to have a triceps tear, sources say. If the MRI confirms it Monday, it likely means season-ending surgery.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 22, 2017
Thomas saw his consecutive snap streak of 10,363 come to an end on Sunday after sustaining an arm injury midway through the game.
“It’s an out of body experience,” Thomas said of the injury. “I think you have an idea of what happened at least, and you are trying to to figure out if it’s something you can continue on with if you can keep playing. Effectively, I did not have any function in my left arm. I think you can play with about 30-t0-40 percent function in one arm, but when you have no function, it is hard to block edge rushers with only one hand.”
That the eventual first-ballot Hall of Famer would have continued playing with one-third of the function in his arm says everything you need to know.
Regarding his streak, Thomas stated that he knew it would have to come to an end at some point — “It was not an infinity streak,” he stated after the game — but stated that he just wished he would have been able to be out there with the Browns as they fell in overtime to the Titans.
WFNY will provide updates as they begin to bubble up.