In 2021, the New Orleans Saints have seen some turbulent months. Before the season’s opening week, Hurricane Ida forced the team to relocate and franchise quarterback Drew Brees to retire early in the year.
This season, star wide receiver Michael Thomas and Saints management have also engaged in a passive-aggressive feud. Head coach Sean Payton was displeased with Thomas’s timing after his ankle surgery in June.
Sports bettors and owners of fantasy football teams have a stake in Thomas’s performance this football season. We’ll address the query of when Michael Thomas will return to the Saints following his injury below.
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When Will Michael Thomas Be Back, Return to the Saints?
On the morning of November 3, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Thomas was “gone for the season after suffering an ankle injury.” Supporters of the Saints and owners of fantasy football are curious about Michael Thomas’s expected return date to the New Orleans team.
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Thomas is now qualified to return to the field after the Saints placed him on the physically unable-to-perform list in late August. According to an October 18 report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Thomas was still “a couple of weeks away [from returning and playing].”
The Saints’ game against Atlanta in early November appears to be a potential return date, according to Rapoport’s information. In the upcoming weeks, New Orleans will visit the Eagles and the Titans.
- Sunday, Nov. 7 vs. Falcons
- Sunday, Nov. 14 at Titans
- Sunday, Nov. 21 at Eagles
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so let me get this straight.. michael thomas is coming back from essentially 3 years worth of injuries, being told he’ll never be the same again, being put on a one year prove it deal, basically fighting to keep his nfl career alive.. all in the same season?
THE LEAGUE IS COOKED pic.twitter.com/uSdX7B1wJE
— Trace (@yfntrace) March 14, 2023