Pierre Thomas frustrated with ankle injury

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Tampa, and it doesn’t sound like his return is imminent.

This will be the third consecutive game Thomas has missed, and according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune the timetable for a comeback is four to six weeks. We’re guessing it’s closer to six than four given Thomas’ comments.

Thomas said his ankle is “starting to look like a normal ankle again."

Per the report, Thomas has been running in a pool and he hopes to get out of the water and on to the ground next week.

“Now I'm in the process of seeing where the strength is at," Thomas told Triplett. "It's just taking too long."

In the meantime, the Saints have tried a host of backs and this week they added Julius Jones.

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