Thomas to have MRI, could be serious

December, 10, 2012
12/10/12
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Linebacker Bryan Thomas, the longest-tenured player on the Jets, will have an MRI exam Monday afternoon to determine the extent of damage to a pectoral muscle, a source said.

If the test shows a tear, Thomas, 33, will be lost for the final three games -- and possibly for good. He was injured in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Jaguars.

Thomas underwent Achilles-tendon and shoulder surgery last season, returning to the Jets on a one-year contract. The former first-round pick provides experience and stability to the linebacking corps and has played well in recent weeks. Before Sunday's game, he had 29 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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