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Saints Reveal When Michael Thomas Could Return From Injury

Devon Platana
The New Orleans Saints have revealed when WR Michael Thomas could return from his injury.
The New Orleans Saints have revealed when WR Michael Thomas could return from his injury. / Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints didn't get the results they were hoping for during the 2021 NFL season. A big part of that was that their offense just didn't look the same without Michael Thomas leading their wide receiver group.

Thomas missed the entire campaign after undergoing ankle surgery in July 2021. With it now being nearly a year since the procedure occurred, the Saints finally provided an update on Thomas' playing future on Thursday.

Michael Thomas Injury Update

Saints head coach Dennis Allen told reporters on Thursday that the team is planning for Thomas to be ready by training camp. An exact starting date for training camp hasn't been revealed, but New Orleans opened up last year's camp for rookies and injured players on July 25.

"[Thomas'] not ready yet, but he's here, he's rehabbing, getting himself better and we're certainly anxious to get him out here."

Dennis Allen

The hope is that Thomas can come back strong, looking like the player that was named 2019 Offensive Player of the Year when he paced the NFL in catches (149) and receiving yards (1,725).

That's the player that the Saints need to help them improve on the league-worst 187.4 passing yards they averaged last year. They've also added veteran WR Jarvis Landry and rookie Chris Olave into the mix this offseason, but it's clear that Thomas is the straw that stirs the drink.

Having a healthy Thomas in the WR room is exactly what they need as FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing them at -162 odds to miss the 2022-23 NFL Playoffs.

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