UPDATED: Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas reportedly expected to miss “several weeks” with high ankle sprain - Canal Street Chronicles
The ankle injury suffered by Michael Thomas turns out to be worse than expected, and Thomas is expected to miss multiple weeks, though Saints fans will want to keep an eye on whether or not Thomas goes on IR.
With Michael Thomas injured, the Saints WR 1 job now falls to Emmanuel Sanders, with Tre’Quan Smith, Deonte Harris, and Marquez Callaway filling out the depth chart while wide receivers Bennie Fowler, Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Austin Carr, and Juwan Johnson are on the practice squad.
With the Saints missing their WR 1, Emmanuel Sanders, Jared Cook, Alvin Kamara, Tre’Quan Smith, and Taysom Hill could all receive more targets in the coming weeks.
Bounce TV will re-air all 2020 Saints games on the Tuesday following the game at 7:00 pm CST on Bounce TV-New Orleans.
The Saints-Bucs week 1 game peaked at “a 49.5 HH ratings with 280,000 homes tuning in” in New Orleans.
Las Vegas Raiders’ right tackle Trent Brown, who left the Raiders’ week 1 game early due to a calf injury, has not been ruled out for the week 2 game against the Saints.
According to BetMGM Sportsbook, the Saints are expected to win by 6.5 points, with “a final score in the neighborhood of Saints 29, Raiders 22.”
#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.
So far sources I’ve checked with say it’s too early for a definitive timetable on Michael Thomas. But obvious concern he could be sidelined Monday at the very least. Will be a good sign if the Saints don’t place him on IR since players only have to be on IR for 3 weeks this year. https://t.co/MYXsjP2saw— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 15, 2020