The past couple of seasons, New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas has certainly not had the best luck with his health. And it looks like the former NFL Offensive Player of the Year is having some injury trouble once again.
HC Dennis Allen said WR Michael Thomas will be out for Sunday.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 30, 2022
Thomas has started each of the Saints’ three games so far this season, totaling 16 catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns after returning to the starting lineup. Before this season, Thomas had only started four games for the New Orleans Saints over the past two NFL seasons after an ankle injury cost him the entire 2021 season and the majority of the 2020 season.
It’s a concerning update for a receiver that dominated the league through his first four seasons, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
A development. https://t.co/xVtA3t6qjy
— Reggie Wilson (@ReggieWilsonTV) September 30, 2022
It was fun while it lasted https://t.co/XEqoKYo5Zf
— Zak Hanshew (@ZaktheMonster) September 30, 2022
Michael Thomas, previously our WR39 this week, is out.
— The Analyst US (@OptaAnalystUS) September 30, 2022
Olave might get 50 targets lol https://t.co/lMrP74ZDDG
— Anthony Duckett (@a_duckett) September 30, 2022
Cost to cut/trade Thomas next year is $25.4M. Will have played in just 10 of a possible 39 games since 2020. 56 receptions for 609 yards in those 10 games, so still solid when he plays. https://t.co/RZDVot0aW6
— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) September 30, 2022
In addition to Thomas’ absence, it also looks like the team will be without starting quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been listed as “doubtful.” In his place, veteran quarterback Andy Dalton is expected to start at quarterback for New Orleans.