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Cleveland Browns’ Tackle Joe Thomas Tears Triceps, Likely Done For Season

The Browns’ iron man will not suit up on Sunday

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We usually don’t get into injuries for other teams here, but since the Cleveland Browns face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon in London and this involves one of the best players in the entire NFL, we’ll go ahead and do it here.

Yesterday, in their 12-9 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans, Browns’ offensive tackle Joe Thomas suffered a torn triceps. The injury will likely end his 2017 season, and put to bed an incredibly impressive streak.

Thomas was the third overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Browns, and put together one of the more impressive iron man streaks in NFL history. Not only has he never missed a game for the Browns. . .prior to yesterday, he had never even missed a snap. He had seen action on 10,363 consecutive offensive snaps for the Browns, becoming the first player in NFL history to play more than 10,000 consecutive snaps. On top of all that, he’s been on a very short list of the best left tackles in the National Football League ever since his rookie season.

It would have been one hell of a matchup to see Everson Griffen do battle with Joe Thomas on Sunday afternoon at Twickenham Stadium. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that battle is going to materialize.

We wish the best to Joe Thomas in his recovery from this injury going forward.