Armstead played through a torn hip flexor in the 2017 season and has been rehabbing the injury throughout the offseason. He now looks to be back to full strength and will again look to solidify the team's offensive line in 2018.
Armstead posted on his personal Twitter account following Sunday's 29-24 divisional-round loss to the Vikings that he had been playing through a torn hip flexor.
The left tackle was a mainstay on the Saints' injury reports throughout the 2017 campaign, missing six games while battling shoulder, chest and thigh issues. It would seem the hip flexor Armstead alluded to is related to the thigh injury, but according to Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, the 26-year-old declined to elaborate further about his health when asked Tuesday. He did acknowledge that he doesn't believe surgery will be necessary during the offseason, however, so Armstead doesn't appear in much danger of missing the start of training camp in the summer.
Armstead (thigh) is listed as active for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Panthers.
Armstead was originally tagged as questionable entering the weekend, but the starting left tackle will be good to go Sunday.
Armstead (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Armstead sustained a thigh injury in Week 15 that prevented him from suiting up in last week's season finale. As one of the better left tackles in the league, his potential absence would be a significant downgrade for the Saints' entire offense.
Armstead (thigh) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Armstead sustained the thigh injury in the Week 16 win over the Falcons and did not participate at practice this week. Hopefully the week of rest will prove enough time to recover for the playoffs. Andrus Peat will likely slide from left guard to left tackle, with Senio Kelemente stepping in at guard for Sunday's game.
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