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Saints Pro Bowler Reportedly Expected To Miss Several Weeks

A closeup of a New Orleans Saints helmet on the football field.

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: A helmet of the New Orleans Saints sits on the ground before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, the New Orleans Saints scored a big win over the New England Patriots with a dominant 28-13 win.

Unfortunately, the win came with a hefty cost. Star left tackle Terron Armstead left Sunday's game against the Patriots and was almost immediately ruled out with an elbow injury.

On Monday afternoon, NFL insider Ian Rapoport had an update on the Pro Bowl left tackle. He's now expected to miss several weeks with that injury.

"Pro Bowl LT Terron Armstead, ruled out yesterday with an elbow injury, is expected to miss several weeks based on the initial tests, sources say," Rapoport said. "This is good news. The ailment is not believed to be season-ending, barring a surprise from later exams."

Armstead is a stalwart of the Saints offensive line - which is one of the best in the league. It's just the latest in a line of tough injuries for the Saints offensive line, though.

Star center Eric McCoy has been battling an injury of his own.

Without two starters on the offensive line, quarterback Jameis Winston will be in for a tough test against a pair of NFC east defenses in the next two weeks. New Orleans faces off against the New York Giants and Washington Football team in Weeks 4 and 5.

Thankfully, an early BYE week will give the team a chance to rest.

New Orleans sits at 2-1 on the season.