Update: Thomas has not had surgery yet, but all indications lead that he will go under the knife on Monday of next week.
Some may have thought Hendry Thomas was back too soon while in another way it may have just been a bit of bad luck. Either way the veteran midfielder is likely going to be out for a while following his latest injury that saw him go under the knife again.
Thomas tweeted out this Instagram photo yesterday evening saying (pardon my rough Spanish translation) that he had an operation to repair a cruciate ligament injury.
Yeah. That is rough. I'm no medical expert but I would imagine that means Thomas' season is done. The injury came last week against the Carolina Railhawks in the quarterfinal round of the US Open Cup. Thomas went down early in the first half with the injury and looked to be in considerable pain.
The club has yet to confirm the injury report with a press release but I would imagine that will come out at some point on Wednesday. This is the second surgery for Thomas this season too, as he was out for several weeks following a muscle tear following a road match with San Jose.
This news along with the possibility that Victor Ulloa reportedly leaving training early this week, shows just how long this season really is for any club. Once we get an official word on Ulloa, we'll pass it along to you all. He is expected to have a MRI today.
This is all definitely a big blow to the club just on the heels of a good stretch in MLS play as well as their USOC run. Hopefully Adam Moffat, Michel and Andrew Jacobson can all step up here to close out the season in Thomas' absence.