Two Key Members Of The Saints Leave Tuesday’s Practice With Cramps
Injuries to a team at anytime are tough to deal with, but injuries during training camp and the preseason can put a team behind the 8 ball early, making it difficult to climb ahead.
While the Saints have dealt with a number of injuries this August (Sheldon Rankins - broken fibula, Keenan Lewis' release), the best hope for fans is that the injuries aren't of a severe nature.
Starting center Max Unger and pass rushing linebacker Kasim Edebali both exited today's practice in Metarie due to injuries, according to multiple reports.
Neither was carted off the field. Both were helped by trainers.
UPDATE: Both players are expected to be fine. Both left practice due to cramps in the heat and humid conditions, according to Josh Katzenstein of nola.com/Times-Picayune.
New Orleans offensive line has struggled throughout preseason. Unger is a two-time Pro Bowler and one of two members of the O-Line (Terron Armstead the other) with All-Pro talent.
Edebali has been a bright spot throughout camp, sacking Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo twice in the first quarter of New Orleans preseason game in New England.
He injured himself today in goal-line drills, but reportedly, is okay. According to Kristian Garic of WWL, Edebali's injury was only a calf cramp, and he is okay.