Another Setback for Thomas

Dolphins guard Donald Thomas, who sustained a season-ending foot injury in last year's opener against the Jets, has suffered another setback. Thomas sustained a torn pectoral muscle during a recent workout, two league sources told

Thomas, who won a starting job as a rookie last year, suffered the injury while lifting weights. He's expected to miss most, if not all, of training camp, but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

He did not participate Tuesday when the Dolphins held an OTA (offseason training activity) that was open to the media.

The former sixth-round pick suffered a broken left foot (Lisfranc fracture) during Miami's opening game last season and was placed on injured reserve.

After Thomas was injured last season, backup G Ikechuku Ndukwe started the rest of the season in his place. Backup OL Andy Alleman, who was claimed off of waivers from the New Orleans Saints last season, started the final four games at left guard in place of injured starter Justin Smiley.

Thomas' agent, Ed Wasielewski, did not respond to phone messages seeking comment.

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