#Saints guard Andrus Peat is feared to have suffered a torn pec, sources say. Peat is waiting on MRI results to confirm the potential season-ending injury. But that’s based on the initial exams.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2021
The New Orleans Saints can’t catch a break. In the same game five starters returned to the lineup from various injuries, left guard Andrus Peat exited with what NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports is feared to be a season-ending injury. While Peat’s performance has been mercurial as ever this season, the three-time Pro Bowl alternate is likely a better option to start at that spot than second-year backup Calvin Throckmorton.
Peat initially left the game with an ankle injury after a Seattle Seahawks defender was rolled onto his leg, but he returned to try and gut it out until he injured his shoulder a few plays later. He left for an initial exam in the blue medical tent before walking to the locker room, with the Saints ruling him questionable to return. But he never reentered the game and now there’s a chance his season is over.
We’ll know more in the days ahead once Peat undergoes further evaluations. Defensive end Marcus Davenport was also diagnosed with a pectoral muscle injury in Week 1, but he was able to return — and play very well — after resting five weeks on injured reserve. So we shouldn’t assume Peat’s season is over, even if that could be the case.
Unfortunately this makes for a crushing one-two punch on what should be a Victory Tuesday. Pro Bowl kicker Wil Lutz announced that he’s being shut down after a setback in recovery from preseason core muscle surgery, meaning rookie Brian Johnson will continue to try field goals and extra points for New Orleans.