He had the surgeries to fix the tendon he tore and then to clean out the staph infections. The last surgery from Dr. Warren was called off with all the progress he's made.
He still has another run through with Warren before he'll go to TC. If he does come back, you'll prolly see split time at C with Fraley and LCB. Fraley was very capable last year, and we aren't in a huge bind at center that we can ease LCB back into it.
I see the O-Line as one of two things:
A) Shaffer - Steinbach - Fraley (LCB rotating if he's a go) - Thomas - Tucker
B) Thomas - Steinbach - Fraley (LCB) - Tucker - Shaffer
I really think A is how we'll see opening day.
Romeo doesn't give away positions, and Shaffer did very well as our LT last year. Shaffer did very well as our left side last year. Thomas may be our future, but Shaffer would most likely have the most immediate impact at LT. Thomas at RG like how Savage's old line protege Odgen started.