Donald Thomas done for season

Updated: September 15, 2013, 6:05 PM ET
By Mike Wells | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts starting left guard Donald Thomas will miss the rest of the season with a torn tendon in his quad.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano announced the extent of Thomas' injury following Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Thomas, who was injured in the first half and had to be carted off the field, took to Twitter following the game to thank his supporters.

Rookie Hugh Thornton, the Colts' third-round pick draft pick, replaced Thomas and will be the starter going forward.

"You hate to lose anybody," Pagano said. "[We] feel awful about Donald. That's how the game is. I thought Hugh came in and did an admirable job of filling in for him."

Thomas is the second Colt to go down with a season-ending injury in less than a week. Starting running back Vick Ballard suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice this past week.

Mike Wells

ESPN Indianapolis Colts reporter

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