Ian Rapoport reports that Saints G Andrus Peat suffered a broken fibula and will undergo an MRI to determine if there is ligament damage.
It sounds like Peat will end up being placed on injured reserve in the coming days if tests confirm the severity of the injury.
Saints OL Andrus Peat went down with a serious left leg injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s playoff game against the Panthers.
Peat was clearly in a great deal of pain and the Saints’ medical staff immobilized his leg with an air cast before he was taken off on a cart.
Peat, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $11.393 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.988 million for the 2018 season.
The Saints will have to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option in the coming months.
In 2017, Peat appeared in 15 games for the Saints and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 45 guard out of 82 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Peat’s injury as the news is available.