Toe Surgery for Saints Wide Receiver Michael Thomas
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas will undergo toe surgery and could potentially be out for the season after having not played since Week 4. He last saw action against Carolina during Week 4.
He looked strong to start 2022, catching 16 passes for 171 yards with three touchdown catches.
But his career appeared to be on a decline after opting to forgo surgery after 2020 season and pursue rehab instead, an approach which proved unsuccessful.
Early Life and Education
Thomas was raised in Kerrville, Texas, before attending the University of Texas at San Antonio for his undergraduate studies. Now licensed to practice law in Texas and working as an associate attorney at Danford Law Firm as an associate, Thomas specializes in criminal defense – especially cases related to drug offenses or the revocation of community supervision or parole.
Thomas was drawn to Malcolm X and the Black Power movement during college. This clip from FRONTLINE’s new documentary Clarence and Ginni Thomas: Politics, Power and the Supreme Court examines why Thomas, now an outspoken conservative, was so drawn to them and their message of black self-reliance while rejecting nonviolent tactics advocated by Martin Luther King Jr.
The Saints want Thomas back, but that won’t happen until he can remain healthy.
Thomas set an NFL single-season reception record in 2019 by amassing 149 catches, yet has since suffered injuries that have limited his playing schedule and prevented him from participating in more games – just seven in 2020 and missing all 2021 due to ankle and hamstring ailments.
New Orleans made the move for Chris Olave because Thomas’ injury history warranted it; however, they do not expect Thomas to miss any significant time due to this latest setback.
Toe issues for Chris Borland don’t stem from the high ankle sprain that kept him out for three weeks last season; rather, they’re related to hardware put into his toe during surgery.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas has proven his worth on the field despite injury after injury, becoming one of the premier pass catchers in baseball. During 1994’s baseball strike-shortened schedule he played six regular season and two playoff contests before missing them entirely.
As well as running his own brewpub and record label, he has ventured into multiple business ventures such as caring for his mother as well as taking responsibility for taking care of his siblings. He has voiced his distaste for performance-enhancing drugs in football; thus avoiding their use. Furthermore, he is open about his disdain of performance-enhancing drugs, yet never used any himself. Finally, he works tirelessly providing for his three children while being an upstanding citizen – all while speaking out against performance enhancing drug usage within NFL players as he avoids them altogether. He works hard providing for them all while taking responsibility of caring for both mother and siblings while making sure all will receive support.
Saints fans had high hopes that Thomas would make an impressive comeback this year, but injury issues have plagued him once more. After suffering an ankle injury he experienced multiple setbacks during his recovery process; including having hardware installed that his body rejected.
John has made several critically-acclaimed films, most notably as Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter series (2001-11). Additionally he appeared in such films as Hellboy (2004) and (2008); V for Vendetta (2005); Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008); Outlander (2008); Melancholia (2011); Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2012) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013).
Hurt is married to Miranda Ann Lee and together they have two children: Arien and Mariah. Additionally, Hurt has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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Following graduation from Hampden-Sydney College, Hurt found his first journalism job with the Danville Register & Bee in 1993 – covering everything from summer storms to fall tobacco auctions. Soon thereafter, his drive for learning the business of journalism led him to join the State Desk at Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1994 and eventually to work there as well.
Injury-prone Thomas remains a risk, yet his routes-running skills and speed off the block still impress when healthy. While Thomas likely won’t crack high-WR4 territory this season, he should still be considered worth taking a chance on.