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Injury update: Saints’ Keenan Lewis dealing with strained hip

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ESPN’s Mike Triplett spoke to Keenan Lewis, who gave an update on his injury.

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According to ESPN’s Mike Triplett, Keenan Lewis is dealing with a strained hip, but intends to be close to 100 percent by Week 1. Triplett notes that Lewis wants to be patient with this injury.

It’s by far better news than what was originally rumored, which had the New Orleans Saints cornerback possibly out for the year. We learned on Thursday that Lewis had a hip adductor issue, and the prognosis was positive. Lewis had three separate surgeries in 2015, which included a sports-hernia, hip, and and knee procedure. The odds may be stacked against the Westbank native, but one can’t question his determination to get out on the field and contribute.

Lewis also told WWL’s Lyons Yellin that he has no desire to go on injured reserve.

The Saints recently added Cortland Finnegan on Friday, but it’s totally unclear if this was triggered because of Lewis’ injury. Maybe the secondary was needing more of a veteran presence there. Either way, the team got a good look at rookies Ken Crawley and De’Vante Harris during Thursday’s preseason game against the Patriots. P.J. Williams also logged 37 snaps (54 percent).