A bunch of New Orleans Saints already had or will have surgery to clean up injured body parts. Pierre Thomas, Marques Colston and Chris Ivory are a part of that crowd.
According to a report on WWL.com, Thomas underwent a three-step procedure to clean up his injured left ankle, which caused him to miss 10 games this season. Colston had his knee and wrist cleaned up and both players are expected to miss most or maybe all offseason workouts if there are any. Ivory had lisfranc foot surgery. The length of his rehab is unknown. FANTASY ANALYSIS: The article also included Heath Evans’ admission that Drew Brees played through most of 2010 with a low-degree MCL sprain. That’s drawn a lot of Jay Cutler comparisons, but who cares at this point?
Thomas is scheduled to become a free agent but with no new collective bargaining agreement in place, it’s not known if he’ll be restricted or unrestricted. If he does return to the Saints, expect him to continue splitting backfield snaps with Ivory and Reggie Bush.
Surgeries are a standard task in Colston’s life. This knee operation will be the fifth of his career and he has now had six total surgeries — that we know of — since March 2008. He had 14 more catches this season than in 2009, but 51 fewer yards and two fewer touchdowns. He’s still a great PPR option, but I think we’ve seen his most productive days. All of these scopes and procedures have to take a toll. He’s a clear WR2 in standard leagues.