New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas will miss the next two to three weeks with a shoulder injury.
Thomas was injured in the third quarter of the Saints’ 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He had six rushes for 13 yards and made four catches for 17 yards before leaving the game.
The Saints had just gotten Mark Ingram back from injury, after he missed three games with a broken thumb. The Saints only ran for 73 yards in the Detroit loss, after averaging more than 125 yards rushing through the first five games of the season.
Saints head coach Sean Payton did not offer any injury updates on Monday, as cornerback Keenan Lewis (hamstring), center Jonathan Goodwin (leg), defensive end Glenn Foster (knee), nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (concussion) and wide receiver Kenny Stills each left the game against Detroit.
This season, Thomas has 133 yards rushing and two touchdowns and 26 catches for 204 yards and another score for New Orleans (2-4). In eight NFL seasons, all with New Orleans, Thomas has 3,656 rushing and 2,434 receiving yards, with 40 combined touchdowns.
The Saints take on the Green Bay Packers (5-2) on Sunday night.
- Scooby Axson