Mild concussion to sideline Miami's Thomas Sunday vs. Jets
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Thomas might be available to play next week, coach Cam Cameron said Friday.
Thomas played every snap in Miami's loss Sunday to Dallas but said he felt lightheaded in the locker room after the game. He complained of a migraine this week and missed practice for the third day in a row Friday.
The game will be only the 14th Thomas has missed in his 12-year career.
"He wants to be there in the worst way," Cameron said. "The medical people have ruled him out. It's not as if he doesn't want to play, I can tell you that."
Crowder played middle linebacker at Florida and for three games as a rookie in 2005 when Thomas was sidelined.
"I could never replace Zach," Crowder said. "I just take over. He's an irreplaceable guy. His presence and his knowledge of the game are really missed when he's not in there."
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press