Saints WR Thomas needs toe surgery, put on IR

by Ricardo Gutierrez - New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has been placed on injured reserve and will likely miss the rest of the season because of a toe injury.

Saints WR Michael Thomas needs toe surgery, put on IR 4:11 PM ET ESPN New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has been placed on injured reserve and will likely miss the rest of the season because of a toe injury. Coach Dennis Allen said Thursday that Thomas will undergo surgery after an MRI revealed that the toe had not healed the way the team thought it would. Allen said he didn't have any specific timetable for Thomas' return, but indicated he doesn't anticipate he'll be able to return this season. He said the injury was a dislocated second toe and that Thomas did everything he could to rehab it without needing surgery. ESPN's Katherine Terrell contributed to this report.