Only an ankle injury can stop Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees won’t have his favorite wide receiver on the field during Monday Night Football when the Saints visit the Las Vegas Raiders.
Thomas, a three-time Pro Bowler, twist his mortise joint in the time of year undoer against Tampa Bay. The Saints botch up Tom Brady is debut with the Bucs with a 34-23 winnings, but they might consume lost their most deadly nauseating weapon system for respective hebdomads.
Thomas caught just three passes for 17 yards in the opener, which was the second-lowest total of his career. It appeared Thomas suffered the ankle injury sometime during the fourth quarter.
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Thomas, 27, led the NFL in receptions over the past two seasons. Thomas improved his numbers every season since he arrived in New Orleans. In 2018, he led the league with 125 catches. Last season, he caught 149 passes. His Twitter handle says it all: @CantGuardMike.
The Saints selected the Ohio State standout in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
High-pitched Sprain, Another Bad Beat in NOLA
With a high-ankle sprain, Thomas could miss anywhere from three or four weeks. He said he wanted to suit up for Monday Night Football.
There are contrasting reports that Thomas is either week-to-week or headed to the injured reserve. If he hits the IR, he’ll have to miss as much as three weeks.
Thomas missed only one game in his first four seasons as a pro. He played in every game the last two seasons.
Concluding time of year, the saints turn a loss Drew Brees for respective hebdomads when he wound his pollex in Week 2. Backup QB Teddy Bridgewater run 5-0 as the neophyte and go along the saints in world-class home in the NFC South.
With Thomas down, Emmanuel Sanders becomes the #1 wideout in New Orleans, while Tre’Quan Smith moves up the depth chart. He showed signs of promise last season before a sprained ankle sidelined him for more than a month.
Also, keep an eye on TE Jared Cook and Nola’s Swiss army knife, Taysom Hill.
If you drafted Thomas in your fantasy football pool, you’re bumming out right now. I feel your pain. If you’re hitting the waiver wire for someone to fill in for Thomas on a temporary basis, consider adding third-stringer Smith, Darius Slatyton (NY Giants), Sammy Watkins (Kansas City), or Parris Campbell (Indianapolis).