Thomas’ absence will surely be felt on the field by the Saints.
NEW ORLEANS (WWL-TV) — The Saints will lose the NFL’s best receiver for “several weeks,” according to a report form NFL Network.
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero said that Michael Thomas’ high-ankle injury from the week one game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is worse than the team originally thought.
Thomas could now take “several weeks” to recover.
#Saints star WR Michael Thomas' high-ankle injury is worse than originally believed, and he’s now expected to miss several weeks, sources tell me and @RapSheet.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 15, 2020
Thomas is as tough as they come and surely will try to defy that timeline. But it'll be a battle.
Michael Thomas is the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
In 2019, Thomas set an NFL record with 149 receptions, catching 80% of passes to him in both the 2018 and the 2019 seasons.
Thomas was the first non-quarterback offensive player to sign a contract worth up to $100 million. He signed the contract before the 2019 season began, after having at least 92 receptions, 1,137 yards and five touchdowns in each of his first three seasons.