Saints' Thomas sidelined two months with triceps injury

Updated: August 15, 2008, 11:42 PM ET
Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Hollis Thomas could be out two months with a right triceps injury, all but ensuring that top draft pick Sedrick Ellis will be thrust into a major role on the interior of the defensive line this season.

Saints coach Sean Payton disclosed Thomas' injury on Thursday after the 12-year veteran had surgery to repair an injury that occurred during pass-blocking drills on Wednesday.

"They tell me the surgery went well but that's all ...

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