Source: Torn ACL to sideline Thomas

Updated: August 20, 2009, 4:27 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

Illinois cornerback Miami Thomas will miss the season with a torn left anterior cruciate, a school source confirmed Thursday.

Illinois coach Ron Zook said Wednesday that he believed Thomas would miss the season with what was initially diagnosed as a probable ACL tear.

Thomas, a projected starter, missed last season when he tore the ACL in his right knee.

Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN.

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