Indianapolis Colts rookie cornerback Kevin Thomas, a third round draft pick out of USC, injured his knee during last weekend’s minicamp and may miss the entire 2010 season.
The former Trojan was hurt during Sunday’s final practice according to a statement issued by the Colts. A diagnosis has not been released, but surgery has been scheduled.
His loss will be felt by the Colts, who were looking to fill the spot vacated when Marlin Jackson left for the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent.
“He certainly does have a very good pass defense skill set, where he can play man-to-man, which is something we’ve played a little bit more of than we have in the past,” Colts coach Jim Caldwell said after selecting Thomas.
“He’s a guy who can walk up and pressure you a little bit and play some bump-and-run.”
Thomas was a track star in high school, who ran the 100 meters in 10.84 seconds and the 200 meters in 22.0 seconds.