Joe Thomas Injures Arm, Misses The First Snap Of His 11 Year NFL Career

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Joe Thomas is down with an apparent arm injury. He was forced to miss the first snap of his 11-year career. pic.twitter.com/Vrl8jkukNw

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 22, 2017

It’s been another rough Sunday for the Browns (I guess we really could say that every Sunday) and it just got worse. Not because the QB carousel is back on with Deshone Kizer getting benched again (this time for Cody Kessler), but┬ábecause their ironman and 2nd best player in franchise history, Joe Thomas, just missed the first snap of his career.

That’s 11 years without missing a down. Over 10,000 snaps. Here’s how he got injured:

This is the play that ended #Browns @joethomas73 10,363 consecutive snaps streak since getting drafted in 2007 pic.twitter.com/7ptgUojo1Q

— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 22, 2017

Just check out these numbers, they’re absolutely insane

#Browns Joe Thomas played 10,363 consecutive snaps before getting hurt

— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 22, 2017

And the incredible streak of Joe Thomas never missing a snap ends at 10,363 plays over 11 years

— trey wingo (@wingoz) October 22, 2017

Browns about to run their first offensive play without Joe Thomas since the end of the 2006 season.

— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) October 22, 2017

It was the one good thing the Browns had left and the football gods just ripped it away from them.

This feels necessary

 

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