Why Michael Thomas waited until June to have surgery and the expected recovery time

Michael Thomas underwent surgery in June to repair an ankle injury he suffered during last season’s season-opening win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The injury is expected to keep the wide receiver sidelined for about four months, which puts his availability for the first month of the season in question. The timing of the procedure raises some questions about what happened over the last several months and why the surgery did not take place until a few weeks before the start of training camp. So, what happened?

Here is what we have been able to piece together.

Right after the season ended, the Saints wide receiver saw a specialist

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