Joe Thomas (triceps) will miss rest of 2017 season

The bad news for Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has been confirmed.

The Browns announced Monday that an MRI showed Thomas suffered a torn triceps and they placed him on injured reserve. Thomas will miss the rest of the 2017 season as he embarks on a 6-7 month rehabilitation process, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Thomas told reporters Monday that he plans to undergo surgery on Tuesday. Thomas said he'll wait until the offseason to decide his NFL future.

"Am I done playing? I don't know," Thomas said. "It's too early to make any decisions."

Thomas exited Sunday's 12-9 overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans after suffering the injury in the third quarter.

The injury ended the iron-man's streak of 10,363 consecutive plays for his career.

It's brutal news for Thomas and the Browns. The future Hall of Fame blind-side blocker has spent the past 11 seasons protecting a cavalcade of faulty quarterbacks in Cleveland. With the revolving door continuing under center this season, the outlook just got even worse for the 0-7 Browns.