Saints nose tackle Broderick Bunkley has left New Orleans' regular-season opener against the Falcons with a lower right leg injury.

The Saints have announced that his return is questionable.

Bunkley appeared to be tangled up on a short running play in which Steven Jackson gained 3 yards deep in Saints territory.

John Jenkins, a rookie out of Georgia drafted in the third round, has replaced Bunkley in the lineup since the first quarter.


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