NFL: Report: Saints first-round OT Trevor Penning needs surgery


New Orleans Saints rookie left tackle Trevor Penning sustained a torn ligament in his foot and will require surgery, NFL Network reported Saturday.

Penning, who is out indefinitely, was the 19th overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.

He sustained the injury during the Saints’ opening drive of a 27-10 preseason win against the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday night.

It has been an eventful offseason for the 6-foot-7, 321-pound lineman, who was booted from practice on Aug. 3 after a third straight day of fighting.

Drafted out of Northern Iowa, Penning entered training camp as the backup to starting left tackle James Hurst. Hurst has been out of practice since mid-August due to a foot injury.

New Orleans opens the season at Atlanta on Sept. 11.

–Field Level Media

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