Michael Thomas‘ ankle injury left the Saints with a large void in the lineup entering training camp. Initial reports suggest Thomas is due for a mid-season return. But as general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton shared on Wednesday, they believe the star receiver could’ve been looking at a different road to recovery had a few things been managed differently. Minus a one-game conduct-related suspension, Thomas was limited to nine total appearances in 2020 due to lingering ankle issues. Loomis shed light on what transpired with Thomas’ situation following the season.
Saints HC Sean Payton: ‘It’s disappointing’ Michael Thomas’ surgery didn’t happen sooner