Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Sources: Saints expect WR Thomas to miss MNF

Written by 
Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:53

METAIRIE, La. -- Michael Thomas' status is "week to week" after the New Orleans Saints' wide receiver suffered a high ankle injury in the final minutes of Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sources told ESPN.

The Saints expect Thomas to miss their game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football, sources said, because high ankle sprains typically sideline players for three to four weeks.

However, Thomas is not convinced he will miss time and hopes to come back as soon as possible.

The Saints have discussed the idea of placing Thomas, 27, on injured reserve -- which would sideline him for at least three weeks -- but Thomas has opposed the idea because he hopes to return sooner, sources said.

Thomas has missed only one game due to injury in his career -- as a rookie in 2016. His absence would leave a huge void in New Orleans' offense; Thomas just set the NFL record with 149 catches last season for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns.

However, the Saints did just beat Tampa Bay 34-23 on Sunday despite Thomas having his quietest statistical output in three years (three catches for 17 yards). Thomas limped off the field just before the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter after having his leg rolled into by running back Latavius Murray. The Fox broadcast showed Thomas standing on the sideline shortly afterward with no wraps or ice.

Despite the victory, both Saints coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees described their performances as "awful," vowing to have cleaner offensive outputs going forward. That could become a more daunting task now, however.

If Thomas misses time, the Saints' offseason signing of veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will become even more vital. Sanders caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown in his Saints debut Sunday. Running back Alvin Kamara, tight end Jared Cook, quarterback/tight end Taysom Hill and receivers Tre'Quan Smith, Deonte Harris and Bennie Fowler could all play bigger roles in New Orleans' passing game as well.

Read 12 times

Leave a comment

Soccer

Philadelphia routs Inter Miami in Higuain debut

Philadelphia routs Inter Miami in Higuain debut

Anthony Fontana, Ilsinho and Brenden Aaronson each scored one goal to lift the host Philadelphia Uni...

Barca teen Fati living 'dream' starring with Messi

Barca teen Fati living 'dream' starring with Messi

Teenager Ansu Fati offered Barcelona a glimpse of what life may be like without Lionel Messi with a...

Ronaldo double helps Juve rally for Roma draw

Ronaldo double helps Juve rally for Roma draw

Cristiano Ronaldo's second goal of the night rescued a 2-2 draw for 10-man Juventus away to AS Roma...

Basketball

Heat oust Celtics emphatically, advance to NBA Finals

Heat oust Celtics emphatically, advance to NBA Finals

The Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals with two more signature performances from Jimmy Butler and...

Wolves' Beasley facing felony gun, drug charges

Wolves' Beasley facing felony gun, drug charges

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley was arrested Saturday and is being held without bail on f...

Baseball

LeMahieu wins AL batting title; Voit (22) most HRs

LeMahieu wins AL batting title; Voit (22) most HRs

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees lost six of their last eight regular-season games, which included s...

2020 MLB playoffs: Why this could be the wildest postseason ... ever

2020 MLB playoffs: Why this could be the wildest postseason ... ever

It will be a Major League Baseball postseason like we've never seen before: 16 teams, no fans, playe...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
www.idignewspapers.com
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
www.idigcasinos.com
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
www.idigradio.com
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated