NFL: Michael Thomas is approaching a comeback;  Marcus McKethan will miss the entire season

NFL: Michael Thomas is approaching a comeback; Marcus McKethan will miss the entire season

New Orleans Saints star receiver Michael Thomas has passed an important milestone on his return to the game.

Thomas took part in 11-on-11 drills for the first time since the end of the 2020 season. The receiver had then undergone surgery on his left ankle to repair numerous ligaments.

So far, all signs are positive for his recovery from the injured left ankle, which required surgery to repair a torn deltoid and other injured ligaments. Thomas hasn’t been 100% since getting injured in the 2020 season opener and hasn’t been a full participant in training since the end of that season.

Thomas missed the 2021 season after undergoing ankle surgery and did not return to play during the regular season.

Allen said Saturday was a good day for Thomas to gain confidence in his ankle strength.

“Honestly, there were a few times he got knocked down,” Allen said. This is part of the process of building that trust. I think he’s in good spirits right now, I think he looks good physically. I’m excited to see where he is. »

A Giants rookie will miss the entire season

New York Giants rookie offensive lineman Marcus McKethan is expected to miss the 2022 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the team confirmed Saturday. This is what we feared after he was evacuated by car the day before at MetLife Stadium.

McKethan was placed on the reserve/injured list, ending his season.

McKethan, a fifth-round pick from North Carolina earlier this year, was working at right tackle with the second team at the time of the injury. He was primarily used as a guard this summer, but the Giants were short on linemen due to injuries and depth issues.

The depth of the Giants offensive line continues to be tested. Reserve right tackle Matt Gono has recurring neck issues that will likely end his playing career, a source told ESPN earlier this week. The Giants signed tackle Will Holden on Friday.

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