No Zach on Sunday

The Dolphins again will have to go without Zach Thomas on Sunday. The veteran linebacker was ruled out on Friday morning because of the migraines that have been affecting him.

The news comes one day after Thomas took part in a full-contact practice.

"He had a good practice yesterday, but as we're finding out in these situations, one day isn't always indicative of the next day," Coach Cam Cameron said Friday. "We've kind of been through this, and that's what we're learning. He was positive yesterday. He came in this morning and things were not quite the same, and that's the recommendation of our medical staff."

With Thomas again out of the lineup, Channing Crowder again will line up at middle linebacker and Derrick Pope will get another start on the outside.

This will be the fourth game Thomas has missed this season. He missed the games against the Jets and Oakland in September because of the concussion he sustained in the loss to Dallas in Week 2.

He also missed the London game against the Giants with what was described as whiplash after he was involved in a car accident on his way home following the loss to New England at Dolphin Stadium.

With the migraine a symptom of concussions, the concern obviously is that Thomas sustained another concussion as the result of the car accident. It's also fair to wonder about Thomas' prognosis for the next few games.

But Cameron refuses to look ahead when it comes to Thomas.

"As you guys know, we take it one day at a time," Cameron said. " We take it this week and try not to get too far ahead of ourselves and just see how it plays out. I think that's what you do in these situations. You've got to focus on this week. We'll rely on the advice of our medical staff, try not to get into ‘hypotheticals' and those types of things and just see how it plays out."

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