NFL News : Breaking: Saints lose key player for 4-6 months

Breaking: Saints lose key player for 4-6 months

Devastating news after minicamp finished up for the Saints. Star player could miss the next 4-6 months rehabbing from an injury sustained while at camp.

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Bad news for the New Orleans Saints and left tackle Terron Armstead.

As per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Armstead is scheduled for surgery on Monday to repair his injured shoulder.

At the point he best case scenario is for Armstead to return sometime in October, but it could cost him most of the 2017 season if the recovery process is slow. Usually rehab for this kind of injury takes four to six months.

The Saints can now add Armstead to an injured list that has Max Unger, and New Orleans' offensive line is looking a bit thin all of a sudden.

Armstead signed a five-year, $65.25 million contract extension last year, but missed nine games in 2016 due to injury.

The 25-year-old left tackle was drafted in the third-round of the 2013 draft.

So what are the Saints to do?

Options include relying on first-round pick Ryan Ramczyk, or veteran backup Khalif Barnes. Andrus Peat could also be moved from left guard to tackle, should the need arise.

Here's hoping for a fast recovery for Armstead.

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