MICHAEL THOMAS

Updated:

INJURY RISK

2020:

Long-Term:

1/5

1/5

Bottom Line:
Thomas reportedly played through a broken hand in the Saints playoff game, but is expected to have fully healed by now. Expect a full return to his productivity levels, with minimal concerns for this season.

Major Injuries:
2020 - “broken hand” (Jan; no games missed)
2016 - foot sprain (Dec; 1 game missed)
2015 - sports hernia, treated with surgery (no games missed)

Games Played:
2019 - 16/16
2018 - 16/16
2017 - 16/16
2016 - 15/16

Performance:
Expect a full return to peak level of productivity. Thomas reportedly played - and excelled - in his final game despite a broken hand. Injury details aren’t public, but he is expected to have fully healed by now, and there is no evidence to suggest any complications in his recovery.

Durability:
Thomas has missed only 1 game in his NFL career. While his 2015 sports hernia that was treated with surgery has been associated with slightly shorter careers and fewer annual games played in NFL players (by ~1/2 a season and 2 games per year on average), his extremely consistent game participation - 100% over the last 3 years - make us less worried about its effects. Overall low level of concern.

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