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Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saints' RB Thomas has bruised ribs

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints will be without leading rusher Pierre Thomas for the rest of this game and possibly in next week’s regular-season finale.

The Saints just announce that Thomas has bruised ribs and will not return to the game. With a first-round bye already secured, the Saints may try to rest Thomas next week when they finish the regular season at Carolina.