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Saints LT Terron Armstead suffers torn labrum, expected to miss 4-6 month

Steve Geller
June 16, 2017 - 12:37 pm

The Saints seems to have a bit of bad gris-gris lying around that needs to get chased away and quickly. We are still waiting to hear about Nick Fairley’s heart condition, which is threatening his career; and center Max Unger is currently on the mend following foot surgery. Those are 2 HUGE presences up front.  Now add another. 

Terron Armstead has fallen victim to the injury bug again.  Sideline reporter Kristian Garic has learned he will miss 4-6 months due to a torn labrum in his shoulder that he suffered at mini-camp.  The 25 year old left practice early on Wednesday and was absent from the finale on Thursday.

Armstead had been working his way back from a lingering knee issue, and now this shoulder problem has been piled on to the young talent’s problems.  The franchise invested big bucks in him with a five-year, $65.25 million contract extension last offseason.

We always hear “next man up,” so who will fill the void? 2015 1st round pick Andrus Peat could make the move to left tackle, which was the position he played in college at Stanford.  The team may not want to mess with him, though, since he has settled in at the left guard spot. Also, rookie Ryan Ramczyk is a possibility.  The LT out of Wisconsin was considered one of the top offensive linemen in this year’s draft class. There is also veteran Khalif Barnes, but he bounced on and off the active roster last season and never appeared in a game.   

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