Terron Armstead has the potential to be one of the best left tackles in the NFL. Unfortunately, injuries continue to pile up and limit the 25-year-old. According to multiple reports, Armstead suffered a torn labrum in practice Wednesday and will undergo surgery Monday, sidelining him for four to six months.
This is a huge blow for the Saints, who have been unable to keep Armstead on the field. He has yet to play more than 14 games in a single season, making just seven starts last year.
Fortunately, they spent the second of their two first-round picks on offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk, who was expected to compete on the right side. In the meantime, hell be a frontrunner to replace Armstead with left guard Andrus Peat potentially vying for the job, too.
Regardless of which player wins out, its not a great situation for the Saints. After already losing center Max Unger to injury this offseason, the last thing they needed was for Armstead to go down.