New Orleans Saints: Impact of Marshon Lattimore’s injury
New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore exited last Sunday’s game with an apparent hamstring injury.
The New Orleans Saints secondary has been one of the biggest question marks surrounding how good their defense actually is. One of those that has helped to bolster the answer to the question — Marshon Lattimore.
The star cornerback for the New Orleans Saints left the game last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons with an injury. Now we know that that injury deals with the hamstring. The third-year cornerback out of Ohio State has started all eight games for the New Orleans Saints thus far.
Lattimore left the game questionable to return in the second quarter to go back to the locker room after an apparent leg injury. He then emerged from the locker room after the halftime break to be seen jogging across the sidelines and using the stationary bike.
However, shortly after, headed back into the locker room for a second time.
He did not return this time.
The impact of Lattimore’s disappearance was quickly felt. In one of the first plays off the field for Marshon Lattimore, Julio Jones saw one of his three catches of the day going for 54-yards. Jones went on to catch three passes for 79 yards — all in Marshon Lattimore’s absence.
It will continue to be felt as well. After all, this season, Lattimore had limited Amari Cooper to under 60 yards and no scorers along with holding Mike Evans, a receiver with three games of 180 yards or more, without a catch.
Lattimore has taken his game to the next level in hopes that he’ll eventually snag that long-term extension.
Lattimore is considered week to week and will hopefully be a full participant in practice come to the end of the week as the New Orleans Saints gear up to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at 1:00 pm.
We’ll have more on Lattimore as it becomes available.