Metairie, LA, United States (4E Sports) – Running back Pierre Thomas has been ruled out by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday’s playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to a back injury.
Thomas was unable to practice all week after suffering the injury in their 42-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday.
He has been one of their most reliable offensive weapons this year with a team-high 549 rushing yards, a career-high 77 receptions for 513 yards and five combined touchdowns.
Thomas also has an impressive history of producing for the Saints in cold-weather games like the one they’re expected to face Saturday night at Philadelphia.
With Thomas out, the Saints will rely more on running backs Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Khiry Robinson.