According to NFL on FOX sideline reporter and WVUE Sports anchor Jennifer Hale, New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead will be headed under the knife following the Pro Bowl.
According to Hale, Morstead has actually had issues since college with calcium deposits in the patellar tendon in his left knee. Apparently he has been playing with some slight pain during the regular season and was gutting it out until the offseason.
Saints fans can breathe a sigh of relief since Hale also reported that the team knew about this already and that Morstead should be booming punts by the the time organized team activities come around.
This is following close behind Saints tight end Jimmy Graham’s recent surgery on his wrist after revealing that he had been playing through pain as well. Graham lead the NFL in dropped passes this season likely due in some part to the injury with 14.