“He has got a stable fracture in the hand," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley told reporters after the game. "The good news is that it’s quick healing, that there’s a spot in the hand that’s a quick healing area. The tough news is that he is going to be out probably the rest of preseason. But hopefully if everything works alright he’ll be back ready for the first game.”
Thomas has maintained positive spirits despite the setback, according to Bradley.
“I talked to him at half time and he was not (discouraged)," Bradley said. "I mean it was more like ‘ok, club it up, I’ll be back out there and keep my conditioning up. It’s going to be a little bump in the road and I’ll be back before we know it’ so his spirits were pretty good.”
Thomas' absence will just mean that it will take a little longer for he and Blake Bortles to get on the same page when the regular season begins. It also gives guys such as rookie Ben Koyack, Clay Harbor and Nic Jacobs more reps to show their worth.