New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas placed upon injured reserve

METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas will miss the last 3 matches of the regular season due to his lingering ankle injury, the group announced Saturday.

The Saints anticipate him near to 100 percent to the beginning of the playoffs, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday.

By heading on IR, Thomas should miss three or more games. He was playing the ankle injury since arriving in Week 9.

Thomas’ ankle was not getting better with practice and matches, sources told ESPN. He didn’t practice at all this week before being ruled out for Sunday’s marquee showdown from the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The timing is unfortunate for a Saints team that only got quarterback Drew, Brees, straight back out of his very own four-game IR stint this past week. That energetic offensive duo has just played two complete games together this year.

The Saints (10-3) are now slotted in the NFC’s No. 2 seed since they’d drop a head-to-head tiebreaker into the Green Bay Packers (10-3).

Thomas, who had been called the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year 2019 using a league-record 149 catches, has played in seven matches this year.

He then suffered a hamstring injury that sidelined him for 2 more weeks.

Thomas has been effective since coming from your accidents, however.

“I am proud of him because I know that it’s been a mill running back,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “He is still hoping to reach 100%. The harm he’d was significant. However, man, he has come up with a few huge plays here. And to get a quarterback fresh in the lineup, to possess this goal and somebody who’s gonna come down with the ball, create plays, that is a major thing.”