Memphis Tigers Sophomore Forward Adonis Thomas Suffers Eye Injury

By Patosha Jeffery
Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday afternoon at the FedExForum, Memphis Tigers sophomore forward Adonis Thomas suffered a corneal abrasion to his left eye.

It happened around the 15:44 mark of the game, against the Austin Peay Governors. It is reported that Thomas was hit by the Governors freshman Chris Horton’s elbow.

Thomas is expected to be able to practice on Monday.

Thomas was off to a great shooting start. He made his first three point attempt and finished with 1 for 2 shooting in the four minutes he played. The three point shot is only his fourth for the season out of 22 attempts.

He is struggling with his outside shooting this season. He is shooting 18.2 percent from the three point line down from 40 percent a season ago.

His field goal percentage has also dipped to 44 percent from 48.6 percent from last year.

Thomas currently is second in scoring for the Tigers averaging 10.9 points in eight games. He is also averaging 3.8 rebounds per game.

Earlier in the preseason, Thomas was name to the 2012-13 Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award preseason watch lists. He is the only C-USA player named to the lists.

Thomas has also picked up numerous accolades from preseason publications and websites. picked Thomas as its preseason C-USA Player of the Year, while Lindy’s, The Sporting News, Athlon Sports and Blue Ribbon College Yearbook all named him to their All-Conference USA squad.

Thomas will be needed for the Tigers next contest against the No. 6 Louisville Cardinals on Saturday.

Patosha Jeffery is the Memphis Tigers Featured Columnist at Rant Sports. Be sure to follow her on Twitter: @patoshajeffery and add her Google + to your circles for all of her latest articles and thoughts.

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