Should Saints scout left tackles after Armstead's latest injury? (1 Viewer)


By John Sigler | Saintswire

New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead exited last week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals and is expected to miss most of November with a pectoral muscle injury. That’s not the worst diagnosis, and certainly not as bad as may have been feared, but it’s still not good for a player writing quite the injury history. Here’s his background, per Rotoworld:

Nov. 11, 2018: pectoral injury (to miss 3-4 games)
Dec. 24, 2017: thigh injury (missed 1 game)
June 16, 2017: shoulder injury (missed 5 games)
Dec. 14, 2016: quadriceps injury (missed 9 games)
Oct. 4 2015: knee injury (missed 3 games)
Dec. 15 2014: neck injury (missed 2 games)

That’s a ton of time spent on the shelf, much of it due to soft tissue injuries. Armstead came into the season believing his troubles were behind him and there’s reason to think this isn’t the chronic condition he’s battled before. His lower body – knees, hips, and all the connective muscles and tissue – is fine, he just damaged a chest muscle when finishing a block. It happens to guys on their gym’s bench press every week. ...

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