Saints All-Pro Michael Thomas will have Surgery to Repair Deltoid & Torn Ligaments

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas will have surgery to repair damage to his deltoid and other ligaments, per Adam Schefter's report.
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Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas will have surgery to repair damage to his deltoid and other ligaments, per Adam Schefter's report

Nov 22, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) catches a pass over Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen (37) during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mand

The All-Pro wide receiver did not have a single catch in the Saints playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Thomas wanted to play is what he and many presumed would be Drew Brees' final game in New Orleans.

Thomas' injury's initial report was that the Saints star receiver suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 1 against Tampa Bay. Today's announcement of torn ligaments and other damage is more severe than what was reported during the 2020 season on his injuries.

According to the Medical News Today website, the deltoid muscle is responsible for lifting your arm and giving the shoulder its range of motion.  For an NFL receiver, this highly important.  

Thomas was not performing at a high level in this season because of his injuries.  On Sunday, it was difficult for him to create separation from the Bucs' defenders.  The type of torn muscles and ligaments made it difficult for Thomas who uses his body, speed, and range in the passing game against defensive backs.

New Orleans' 2019 AP Offensive Player of the Year had 40 receptions and 438 yards receiving in 2020. Last season, Thomas set the NFL single-season receptions record of 149 catches.

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