Saints announce recovery timeline for key veteran who recently underwent knee surgery

Head coach Dennis Allen announced that a core veteran for the New Orleans Saints recently underwent knee surgery. Allen also provided a recovery timeline.
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On Wednesday, New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen took time to speak with the media at the 2024 scouting combine. Allen covered multiple topics, discussing the recent hire of Klint Kubiak, the uncertain future of Marshon Lattimore, and the fact that I veteran tackle Ryan Ramczyk recently underwent knee surgery.

That’s right; Ryan Ramczyk had what Allen called a minor procedure to clean up his knee. The Saints believe that Ramczyk will be all good and ready to roll once training camp arrives.

Ryan Ramczyk has minor knee surgery

Ryan Ramczyk’s knee issues have been a frequent topic of conversations recently. The veteran tackle played in 12 games this past season, and told everyone back in December that he had a cartilage defect in his knee that has been bothering him for three seasons. The announcement provided a very dark overcast for Ramczyk’s future, with many wondering if the knee issue would force him to retire.

Now, a few months and a minor procedure later, things seem more optimistic. If Ramczyk and the Saints can manage the knee, everyone in New Orleans will rejoice, because Ryan Ramczyk is an elite player and has the potential to be for several more years.

At just 29 years old, Ramczyk has been starting since he was drafted in the first round of the 2017 Draft. Playing six seasons in the league, he has made three All-Pro teams— First Team in 2019 and Second Team in 2018 and 2020. When he is healthy and on the field, he’s a a tremendous tackle for the Saints and that’s exactly what New Orleans needs. If this procedure allows Ryan Ramczyk to remain in the lineup, the Saints can focus on building up the rest of the offensive line, which has question marks as well.