NFL Harm Replace: Michael Thomas stays uncertain whereas Julio and Kittle have room for optimism. The NFL harm bug continues to be a significant component this season.
From : Updates on just a few key talent gamers, with WR Michael Thomas’ return being decided by danger of reinjury, not how he appears to be like in observe… plus TE George Kittle and WR Julio Jones.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
NFL Harm Updates on Thomas, Jones & Kittle
Firstly, Michael Thomas lastly made a return to observe this week. He was restricted in participation, however that is nonetheless a great signal. It marks the primary the time since Thomas suffered a excessive ankle sprain that he’s returning to observe.
Nevertheless, there’s nonetheless uncertainty about Thomas’s availability for week 4. The Saints wish to stay cautious with their celebrity receiver and can consider the danger of re-injury earlier than giving Thomas the inexperienced gentle. Thomas has missed the final two video games.
In the meantime, Jones and Kittle could very nicely return this week. Kittle was an lively participant in observe and stated he’ll be good to go for week 4. Kittle missed the final two video games with a bone bruise and an MCL sprain.
’ TE George Kittle stated he’s trying ahead to taking part in in opposition to the Eagles on Sunday, signifying he’s formally again this week.
— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers)
Equally, Julio Jones was a restricted participant in observe this week, however head coach Dan Quinn stated he needs to be alright for the Monday Night time match-up. Jones missed the final sport with an injured hamstring.
Whereas Kittle’s harm hasn’t been devastating for the 49ers, the identical can’t be stated for the Saints and Falcons. The 49ers loved a comparatively simple schedule as they cruised to wins over the lowly Jets and Giants.
In the meantime, the Saints and Falcons offenses each struggled with out their star receivers. Sure, Alvin Kamara and Calvin Ridley picked up the slack tremendously and each of them had monster video games, however there’s one thing about having your all-pro receiver on the sphere you could’t substitute.
For the Saints, receiver depth stays a serious situation as apart from Kamara and Tre’Quan Smith, the Saints had 0 gamers with no less than 30 receiving yards in opposition to the Raiders.
Furthermore, Calvin Ridley was the one Falcons receiver to high 50 yards in opposition to the Bears. Having Julio Jones again can be an enormous enhance for his or her offense.