After Sunday’s tough loss to the San Francisco 49ers, they received a bit more bad news on Tuesday when it comes to one of their better defensive ends in Marcus Davenport.
Defensive end Marcus Davenport will miss the rest of the 2019 season with a foot injury that he sustained in last Sunday’s contest, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
Davenport, a first-round pick for the Saints in 2018, is expected to have season-ending foot surgery. The nature of the injury to the former UTSA Roadrunner’s foot isn’t clear at this time.
It’s another big hit to the Saints front seven, which was without AJ Klein and Kiko Alonso last Sunday against the 49ers. You add the reported injury to Sheldon Rankins per John J. Hendrix of Sports Illustrated, it looks to be tough sledding for New Orleans down the stretch.
Trey Hendrickson will be picking up the slack for the Saints in the interim as they look to make a deep postseason run.
Davenport racked up six sacks this season while starting in all 13 games. The second-year defensive end also totaled 16 quarterback hits, 31 tackles, and three forced fumbles as a key member of the NFL’s 13th-ranked defense.
The Saints return to action next Monday when they take on the Indianapolis Colts with kickoff set for 7:15.