The Saints have actually now put WR Michael Thomas on the Reserve/COVID -19 list.
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The New Orleans Saints received another tough update on star wideout Michael Thomas, as he was placed on the COVID-19/ reserve list on Tuesday.
The Ohio State item was already on the PUP list, keeping him out for the first five weeks of the season. While going through the leagues COVID-19 procedure ideally will not add any additional time out, it does make his recovery from ankle surgical treatment tougher as he wont be able to remain in the Saints center or have contact with team fitness instructors in the meantime.
Thomas went through surgery in the offseason from a nagging ankle injury. Saints coach Sean Payton was clearly unhappy with how late in training camp Thomas received the surgery, even blatantly confessing as much to the press.
” Obviously we wouldve liked that to take place earlier than later on. And quite truthfully, it shouldve,” Payton said, per ESPN.
Its unknown if Thomas is vaccinated versus COVID-19. If he is, hell have to test unfavorable for the infection for two consecutive tests prior to hes enabled back with the group. If not, the process is a little more complex.
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Its unknown if Thomas is immunized against COVID-19. Hell have to test unfavorable for the virus for 2 consecutive tests before hes allowed back with the team if he is. If not, the procedure is a bit more complicated.
Thomas is consistently called out for his absence of deep-threat capability, however hes still among the finest short-passing targets in the NFL and would be a valuable weapon for brand-new Saints starter Jameis Winston.
Rather, hes on the bench for at least 5 weeks and now needs to recover from COVID-19. Ideally, hell be alright and can back in healing mode.