Green Bay Packers linebacker DQ Thomas, a member of the team’s practice squad, suffered a fractured femur during Thursday’s practice.
Coach Matt LaFleur called it a “freak” injury that happened when Thomas collided knees with a teammate during a live team drill.
“DQ Thomas, unfortunately, suffered a femur fracture. Which is rare, I’ve never been around one like that before,” LaFleur said Friday. “Just the way the week started off, with what transpired in that Monday night game, and then you got a guy have one of these injuries, it’s a bad deal. From what I’ve been told, he had successful surgery, and we’re wishing him well. Look forward to seeing him back, hopefully, tomorrow, in our building.”
The Packers signed Thomas to the practice squad on Sept. 20. He is an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State who originally signed with the New York Jets in May.
Thomas is the school’s all-time leader in tackles for loss (53.0) and third in sacks (20.5).