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Oregon running back DeAnthony Thomas returns a punt on the first play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against California in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Thomas was injured on the play and had to be helped off the field.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is unlikely to play against Colorado this weekend after emerging from practice wearing a boot on his injured right ankle.

Running backs coach Gary Campbell told reporters on Tuesday that the speedy junior's return is ''not going to happen'' when the No. 2 Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) visit Colorado (2-1, 0-0) on Saturday.

Thomas was injured on the opening kickoff of second-ranked Oregon's 55-16 victory over California on Saturday night, slipping on turf that was slick from a driving rain.

Thomas has rushed for 338 yards rushing and six touchdowns this season. He also has 485 all-purpose yards through three games.

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