Illinois' Thomas to miss season with torn ACL

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

As feared, Illinois sophomore cornerback Miami Thomas tore the ACL in his knee and will miss the 2009 season, ESPN's Joe Schad reports.

This is a tough break for Thomas, who missed most of last season after suffering somewhat of a freak injury on special teams when he tore a knee ligament against Eastern Illinois. He was in the mix for a starting job with Tavon Wilson and Dere Hicks and seemed to be having a very good camp before the injury.