Saints Head Coach Sean Payton ‘disappointed’ in Michael Thomas situation
Regarding New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas and his belated ankle surgery, what’s done is done, but that isn’t stopping Head Coach Sean Payton from talking about it.
Yesterday, the team placed its star wideout on the physically unable to perform list, ruling him out of action for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.
Last month, Thomas went under the knife to repair the torn deltoid and other ligaments in his high ankle despite reports of needing surgery all the way back in January.
Thomas is looking at a four-month recovery time to come back from an injury that dates back to a week one win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and that’s simply not good enough. “Well look, it appears we’re going to have to spend some time without him. It’s disappointing, and we’ll work through it with the other players that are here. But the surgery took place, and obviously we would’ve liked that to have happened earlier than later. And quite honestly, it should’ve. (Can you explain, was there a lack of communication in between?) Nope, nope. I’m going to leave it at that.”
After setting the NFL’s single season record with 149 receptions in 2019, Thomas went on to play in just seven regular season games while logging 40 catches without finding the end zone once.