Michael Thomas to Undergo Surgery, May Miss Season
NFL Week 9 - New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen announces that the team will place wide receiver Michael Thomas on injured reserve as he undergoes surgery on a dislocated toe, according to reports from NewOrleans.Football's Mike Triplett. While Thomas's recovery timetable is not yet determined, Allen said he does not anticipate Thomas returning this season.
According to Triplett, Allen emphasized how good of a teammate Thomas has been and how hard he has worked to get back from the toe injury, but the injury has not healed properly. There were hopes Thomas could play through with rest and rehab, but surgery is ultimately the best option.
Thomas returned to the NFL for the first time since the 2020 season this past September after missing all of 2021 with an ankle injury. Through the first three weeks of the season, Thomas was seventh in the league in DYAR with 79. However, Thomas exited Week 3 early with a foot injury and did not appear in a game after that.