Saints hope WR Michael Thomas back for Week 3

The New Orleans Saints sent Michael Thomas' ankle MRI to Green Bay to renowned surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson, who determined that the star wide receiver has a mild high ankle sprain, sources tell ESPN.

The Saints play their Week 3 game against the Packers in Green Bay, where they will have Thomas meet in person with Anderson, who also is the Packers' team doctor.

This sets up a potentially ironic scenario in which the Packers' doctor might be the one who signs off on Thomas returning to play against his team.

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While any high ankle sprain might have sidelined some players for weeks, that might not be the case with Thomas, who already has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Raiders, the story said. But, according to ESPN, Thomas surprised the Saints last week with how well he was faring despite his injury.

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