After a vicious hit from Donte Whitner, Saints running back Pierre Thomas, who fumbled on the play, appears to be done for the day. According to Jeff Duncan, the Saints beat writer from The Times-Picayune, he was congratulating his teammates on the season before heading into the locker room.
It looks like Pierre Thomas' day is done. He's making the rounds congratulating teammates on the sideline. Now headed to locker room.
Thomas was the second-leading rusher for the Saints during the regular season behind Darren Sproles with 562 yards and five touchdowns. His absence will likely open the door for more playing time for Chris Ivory.
Here's another look at Whitner's hit: