Metairie (Louisiana, USA), Dec 19 (EFE) .- Michael Thomas, wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, will miss the last three games of the regular season due to a prolonged ankle injury.
The Saints expect Thomas to be near 100 percent by the start of the postseason, multiple sources said.
They add that Thomas will be placed on injured reserve.
That means Thomas, who has played with an ankle injury since returning in Week 9, must miss at least three games.
Thomas’ ankle did not improve as he continued to train and play, sources indicated.
But to fix the problem, the wide receiver didn’t practice at all this week and was later ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Saints just got quarterback Drew Brees back from the disabled list.
The Saints (10-3) are runners-up in the Northern Conference Central because they would lose a tiebreaker to the Green Bay Packers (10-3).
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