The New Orleans Saints‘ offense got some brutally bad news following minicamp.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that left tackle Terron Armstead is scheduled for surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum. Per Rapoport, Armstead suffered the injury on Wednesday and had tests on Thursday that confirmed a torn labrum, per sources informed of the situation.


The timetable for Armstead’s rehab is four to six months, which puts his potential return between late October and December.

The news is a crushing blow for a Saints offensive line that already saw Max Unger undergo foot surgery this offseason.

Armstead, a promising young left tackle who has grown into the position since being drafted in the third round out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2013, signed a five-year, $65.25 million contract extension last offseason. The 25-year-old missed nine games in 2016 due to injury.

The injury to Armstead could thrust first-round pick Ryan Ramczyk or veteran backup Khalif Barnes into the starting lineup to begin the 2017 season. New Orleans could also decide to swing left guard Andrus Peat to tackle.

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