Oregon junior running back De'Anthony Thomas suffered an injured ankle on the opening kickoff against California Saturday evening and Thomas never returned to the game following the injury.
After the game was completed Thomas met with media to discuss his injury and when he expects to return.
The injury happened on a non-contact play he says when he made a cut up field and his ankle rolled over. He hobbled up and was tackled hard to the ground by a Cal defender. Thomas stood up and tried walking off the field under his own power, but ended up needing assistance off the field.
"Just trying to make a move. It was slippery out there. I pretty much rolled it," Thomas said postgame. "I thought I was going to be good till I felt it and it didn't feel too good. So I had a change of heart."
Thomas says he will get treatment on the ankle Sunday and will see how it feels before trying to make a comeback. When asked following the game Saturday night how he felt Thomas said it felt "okay" and that he's just glad Oregon got the win.
"It's just sore right now so we will see what's going on. I just have to learn from it, come back, and go even harder."
Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich declined to comment on the status of Thomas.