August 8, 2008 9:42 AM
Thomas due back next week, Dekker hurt
An MRI revealed that Chris Thomas suffered a mild sprain of his right knee in Tuesday's practice and the starting safety should be able to practice early next week.
Thomas, second on the team with 110 tackles last season, dressed for practice but wore a red jersey to signify that he was not allowed to participate in drills. He wore a brace on his knee but didn't walk with a limp.
Offensive guard Nick Charles, bothered by a pulled hamstring, saw limited practice time Thursday but tight end Travis Dekker, Air Force's leading returing receiver, suffered a sprained right ankle and could miss up to 10 days of practice.
Brown is academically ineligible
Air Force confirmed Friday that 6-foot-7 center Phillip Brown has been ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester because of his grade point average and he will not be available to play for the Falcon basketball team until next semester.