The New Orleans Saints’ defense took another hit of the injury bug as lineman Marcus Davenport’s season is likely out for the season after a “significant” foot injury sustained last Sunday against the Niners.
In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints lineman Marcus Davenport suffered a non-contact foot injury that took him out of the game.
Recently, we have learned that his foot injury is indeed “significant” and that Davenport is likely to need surgery which would end his 2019-2020 season. Below you can see a look at the injury sustained — it did not look good.
The New Orleans Saints have already seen Marshon Lattimore, Kiko Alonso, A.J. Klein, and Patrick Robinson on the defensive side of the ball.
None of them practiced last Friday and are all looking questionable at best for Sunday’s showdown with the Indianapolis Colts. Defensive end Marcus Davenport is the most recent and most severe injury on this list.
Sadly, he was also one of the team’s best defensive players.
While the extent or nature of the injury is still left unknown at this time, what we do know is that the Saints’ are expecting and planning for Davenport to be shut down the rest of the season. That is a brutal loss to a defense that has relied on its front seven to run the show.
The defensive end position is going to have to be filled by 25-year old Trey Hendrickson. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman has some big shoes to fill.
Marcus Davenport has six sacks on the season to go along with 31 tackles and 16 QB hits. He was having an impressive season. The third-year vet out of Florida Atlantic has started zero games this season but has tallied four sacks in ten games he has appeared in.
He has the opportunity to show what he has, and he is going to have to step up big in order to keep this New Orleans Saints’ rush defense atop the league. Cam Jordan can not do it all and Davenport was his counterpart — now, that has to be Hendrickson.
A Super Bowl is the target and the defense will have to continue to thrive in order to achieve that goal.