After exiting Sunday’s game vs the New England Patriots with an elbow injury, it’s expected that New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Terron Armstead will miss “several weeks”, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Saints Pro Bowl LT Terron Armstead, ruled out yesterday with an elbow injury, is expected to miss several weeks based on the initial tests, sources say. This is good news. The ailment is not believed to be season-ending, barring a surprise from later exams.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 27, 2021
The Saints’ stalwart left tackle has had injury issues in the past, however had remained relatively healthy over the past few seasons, playing 29 out of 32 possible games in the past two seasons. Depending on how many weeks Armstead will be on the table dealing with the injury, this could be the fourth time that he has missed 5+ regular season games in the past six seasons. Armstead joins Erik McCoy on the list of Saints’ offensive linemen on the injury report.
In his absence, it’s expected that James Hurst will take over the share of the left tackle duties. Hurst stepped in during Sunday’s game against the Patriots when Armstead went down, playing 54 snaps at left tackle and allowing just one pressure on 23 pass blocking snaps.
The Saints return home to face the New York Giants in the coming Week 4 matchup.
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