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UPDATE: Marcus Davenport suffers pec strain, expected back “sooner rather than later” per reports

He is currently awaiting MRI results to see the severity of the injury.

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New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport suffered a pec injury during the Saints’ blowout victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, first reported by Ian Rapoport.

This is an unfortunate blow to a talented player who just has not had any luck with injuries throughout his career.

Some speculate that the recovery could take longer than you’d think.

Others say it’s a tricky one to diagnose.

We’ll have to wait and see what unfolds, but hopefully the wait isn’t too extensive. If it’s another lengthy sit time from an injury for Davenport, it’s safe to wonder whether the Saints front office will want to keep him long-term after this season.

Update: September 13 at 1:38 PM CT

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport updates that Marcus Davenport’s pec injury is a pec strain. The injury is less severe than that of a pec tear which usually ends a players’ season. A pec strain will still keep him out for some time, but not the worst of bad news.

Last season, Philadelphia Eagles DT Javon Hargrave was diagnosed with a pec strain on August 17th during the offseason. He was unavailable for the Eagles on their first game (September 13th) but played 35% of snaps in Week 2 (September 20th). That means he missed about five weeks.

That would mean that Davenport could be out until after the Saints’ Week 6 bye week, or thereabouts. Week 7 and 8 for the Saints are becoming a targeted return hotbed for the team as that is also around when Michael Thomas and David Onyemata are expected to return to the field.

In the meanwhile, rookie Payton Turner, who was inactive in Week 1’s win against the Packers, could be called upon along with veteran Tanoh Kpassagnon to fill the void at edge rusher.

Both Kpassagnon and Davenport had sacks against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

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