Ankle surgery in June
Sources: #Saints star WR Michael Thomas is expected to miss the start of the 2021 season after undergoing surgery to repair the ligaments in his ankle in June. Based on the timing of the surgery – and recommended 4 months of recovery ?” Thomas could be on the sideline for weeks. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Wow. This is a serious blow to Thomas’ fantasy outlook. He was limited to 7 games in 2020 due to an injury to the same ankle. Apparently it didn’t heal correctly. We should get a better idea of his recovery timeline in the coming days, but missing the first month of the season is a real possibility. Expect the Saints to be shopping the free agent wide receiver market in the coming days.