After missing a good chunk of 2017 due to injury, Browns fans might have to get use to not seeing Joe Thomas line up at tackle anymore, as the future Hall of Famer still isn’t 100 percent sure he’s coming back in 2018.
Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Downtown, Thomas spoke about trying to come back from injury, and both the physical and mental issues that go along with it.
“Had a lot of time to think and spend some time with the family but not ready definitively to make a decision one way or the other just yet,” Thomas said.
But is he leaning one way or the other?
“I wouldn’t say so. I think there’s some days you go back and forth,” Thomas replied. “I think it’s just kind of as I’m starting to work myself back into shape, it’s just kind of how you feel.”
Thomas said he recently had a 12-week checkup on his surgically repaired left triceps tendon. His legendary consecutive snap streak ended at 10,363 and he missed the final nine games of the 2017 season after the tendon ruptured Oct. 22 against the Tennessee Titans.
As of now, Thomas does not know when he may or may not make the final decision to either come back again in 2018 for the Browns, or walk away from the game all together.
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