Saints Injuries: Erik McCoy, Marshon Lattimore, Marcus Davenport updates

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Deonte Harris, Erik McCoy
(Photo: Parker Waters)

Despite a dominant opening week win, injuries have already taken their toll on the Saints.

Starting center Erik McCoy left the Packers game early Sunday, and now he could miss more time with a calf strain.

New Orleans worked out ex-Chiefs center Austin Reiter in anticipation of filling the void left by McCoy’s issue and signed the free agent to their practice squad..

Cesar Ruiz moved over from right guard to replace McCoy while Calvin Throckmorton played in Ruiz’s spot.

As expected, cornerback Marshon Lattimore underwent thumb surgery Tuesday.

It is possible Lattimore could play Sunday at Carolina.

The same is not likely for defensive end Marcus Davenport although he appears to have escaped serious injury.

Early reports indicated fears of a torn pec that would have likely ended Davenport’s season.

Already unavailable due to his ongoing recovery from ankle surgery, wideout Michael Thomas was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.

Thomas joins six Saints assistant coaches in the NFL’s COVID protocol. He is on the PUP List as well, meaning he is not eligible to return to the active roster until after the sixth week of the regular season, in this case the Saints’ fifth game of the year.

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