Joe Thomas Misses First NFL Snap: Watch a Video of the Injury

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Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns blocks Aldon Smith of the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

One of the NFL’s longest streaks came to an end Sunday. Cleveland Browns All-Pro offensive tackle Joe Thomas, who entered Sunday’s game playing every snap of his career since he was drafted in 2007, left the Browns and Tennessee Titans game during the third quarter with an undisclosed injury.

Thomas laid on the ground with what looked to be severe pain as Cleveland’s medical staff tended to him. He was helped to the sideline with what’s been described by the team as a triceps injury. He will not return to the game.

Watch a video of Thomas’ injury and the missed snap below:


Thomas’ incredible streak ends at 10,363 consecutive snaps played. Thomas is a 10-time Pro Bowler and has played and started all 164 games of his career. He played at the University of Wisconsin and was drafted third overall by the Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Thomas is a future Hall of Famer that’s been stuck on a bad team his entire career. In 2011, he signed a seven-year contract extension worth &84 million with about $44 million guaranteed. In recent years, there have been talks of a possible trade featuring Thomas, but the Browns have held onto him and he’ll be a free agent at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season.