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Dennis Allen provides injury updates on Michael Thomas, Jameis Winston

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The New Orleans Saints are used to dealing with injuries and that's still the case four games into the 2022 season. Both Michael Thomas and Jameis Winston missed Week 4 against the Vikings and head coach Dennis Allen spoke to the media about both players on Wednesday.

During that press conference, Allen provided updates for both guys, noting that Thomas had a toe injury. Per John Hendrix, Allen said "He's going to continue to rehab and work to get himself back out there".

As for Winston, Allen mentioned that the key is getting him healthy again and he's doing better. As Mike Triplett mentions in the tweet below, however, he didn't seem to really give us much on when the former No. 1 overall pick could return to the lineup.

Saints Injury Report: Michael Thomas has a toe injury, Jameis Winston "doing better"

Thomas' absence meant that rookie Chris Olave had more opportunities to impress and he did just that during the London game. The Saints were wise to add both Olave and Jarvis Landry because they knew Thomas was still coming back from his previous injury and now he's got this toe situation. The team is in a much better spot with their wide receivers now.

As for Winston, Andy Dalton took over at QB1 and played well, aside from a lost fumble in the first half. Dalton made throws that Winston was missing during his three starts and mostly looked composed and ready to lead the offense on each drive. Winston wasn't looking like that during his limited time as the starter.

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Hopefully, both guys recover and can help this team start winning ball games.

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