Pierre Thomas to miss Bucs game, plus other notes (Colston, Arrington) (1 Viewer)

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Some good news and notes from PT, Colston and Arrington:

Thomas aggravated his left ankle during practice Friday and is listed as questionable on the league’s official injury report. It is the same ankle that PT23 severely sprained in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons and caused him to miss the next nine games. “The big thing now is just keeping his weight off it and getting the treatment and we’ll see where he’s at tomorrow,’’ Saints Coach Sean Payton said during his post-practice press briefing Saturday.

Colston on the knee injury: “I don’t know for sure about tomorrow yet. But next week is a definite. You know, I was able to get out and run around a little bit today and felt good. So we’ll just see where I stand tomorrow. And at the very latest, next week I’ll be on the field.’’

Wide receiver Adrian Arrington said he will be active for Sunday’s game, indicating his long-awaited NFL debut is just around the corner. The University of Michigan product said he recently rejected opportunities to join the 53-man rosters of the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams.

“Coach Payton called me in and reminded me of all the things I’ve been through with them and the trust that they’ve shown in me by keeping me around through all the injuries and what not,’’ Arrington said Saturday. “Obviously, that shows they want me to be here and be involved on this team and in this offense.

http://www.neworleans.com/sports/sa...pierre-thomas-expected-to-miss-bucs-game.html
 
I am guessing Colston expects Atlanta to beat Carolina too......I just hope we arent playing next week.
 
Pretty good bet that PT is going to need surgery on that ankle. I've probably had more sprained ankles than 95% of the people in the world and I've never been hobbled for more than 6 weeks.
 
Shows you the kind of character AA has. Maybe it wasn't the most sound business decision, but he knows Payton stuck with him for a while now and said that AA very well could have a shot on this team. Payton is a rarity in this NFL world, a man of his word. AA could be a huge part of this run back to the SB. D-coordinators have nothing on him.
 
Pretty good bet that PT is going to need surgery on that ankle. I've probably had more sprained ankles than 95% of the people in the world and I've never been hobbled for more than 6 weeks.

That ankle has cost Thomas millions. It has hobbled him in more than one way.
 
I've thought nola.com reported Pierre's a game time decision, not that I think he'll play.
 
I think we should rest CI again this week too. Have JJ take the bulk of the carries, and sprinkle in some Reggie. I'm SCARED TO DEATH with this PT injury... especially with it being to that same dam ankle that baffled medical science for 9 weeks! Until I see him back on the field, I'm gonna be worried about this.

Because of this, we cannot afford to lose CI for ANY length of time... We need to do whatever it takes to make sure this hammy doesn't linger.
 
Come on Panthers! Also I think Arrington will have a nice day, if he is given the chance. Hopefully Colston is 100% for the playoffs.
 
I think we should rest CI again this week too. Have JJ take the bulk of the carries, and sprinkle in some Reggie. I'm SCARED TO DEATH with this PT injury... especially with it being to that same dam ankle that baffled medical science for 9 weeks! Until I see him back on the field, I'm gonna be worried about this.

Because of this, we cannot afford to lose CI for ANY length of time... We need to do whatever it takes to make sure this hammy doesn't linger.

I don't know if it really matters with Ivory. He gets dinged up EVERY GAME.
 
I think we should rest CI again this week too. Have JJ take the bulk of the carries, and sprinkle in some Reggie. I'm SCARED TO DEATH with this PT injury... especially with it being to that same dam ankle that baffled medical science for 9 weeks! Until I see him back on the field, I'm gonna be worried about this.

Because of this, we cannot afford to lose CI for ANY length of time... We need to do whatever it takes to make sure this hammy doesn't linger.

This is part of the reason I hate/don't believe the score of the ATL game won't affect who's on the field in the second half.
 
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Pretty good bet that PT is going to need surgery on that ankle. I've probably had more sprained ankles than 95% of the people in the world and I've never been hobbled for more than 6 weeks.

Pierre's injury is a high ankle sprain which involves damage to the ligament that holds the tibia and fibula together. This injury takes so long to heal because simply walking on it when it's sprained allows the tibia and fibula to drift apart. Therefore the ligament can't heal.

A normal ankle sprain involves the ligaments on the lateral side of the ankle. These heal sooner since you limit lateral movement in the early stages of rehab. This gives those ligaments the advantage of not being stressed.

You often see guys in a boot and/or on crutches for an extended period with a high ankle sprain. It's the only way to allow that ligament to heal.

With that said, a high ankle sprain is often repaired surgically when completely torn.
 
It's a dilemma. I hope the Saints don't neglect the run--again--because of injuries to the running backs. They had to sign Ladell Betts and Julius Jones off the street. The running back by committee might have worked if it had been the same committee every week, but that didn't work out either. The carries in this game could be divided between Julius Jones and Reggie Bush, assuming Ivory gets injured again. It strikes me that this is a vicious circle. The OL has had to adjust constantly to different running backs, and that could be the reason that none of them has had a good year.

You can see the tremendous potential of Chris Ivory, but the guy just cannot stay healthy. That committee with Ivory, Thomas, and Bush would have been terrific. :(
 
Shows you the kind of character AA has. Maybe it wasn't the most sound business decision
Actually it may have been. He was getting paid basically the league minimum for active players, even though he was on the PS. And he was guaranteed that check every week. If he moved to the Rams or Vikes active roster for the league minimum, and then got cut at any point, he loses a paycheck.
 
Pretty good bet that PT is going to need surgery on that ankle. I've probably had more sprained ankles than 95% of the people in the world and I've never been hobbled for more than 6 weeks.

I agree but you also dont play in the NFL.No sarcasm intended but here is a question PT seems to hsve really strong legs I wonder why this high ankle has been so lingering compared to the other injuries of hit career...
 

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