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Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas says he is ready to return on Saturday

After a month on the sidelines, Ducksrunning back De'Anthony Thomas hopes to return to the field against UCLA Oregon RB/KR De'Anthony Thomas says he expects to return to the field this weekend. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas told reporters he is 'ready' and 'hungry' to return to the field for the Ducks' game against UCLA, according The Oregonian.

Thomas has not played since spraining his ankle on the opening kickoff of the team's win over California on September 28. Thomas said he was close to returning against Washington State on Saturday, but decided he should be cautious with the injury and wait until this weekend's contest against the Bruins to return to the field.

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Thomas led the team in both rushing yards and touchdowns at the time of his injury and was the team's top kick returner.

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