Saints WR Lance Moore Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IApril 17, 2009

KANSAS CITY,MO - AUGUST 31:  Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs on August 31, 2006 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints' wide receiver Lance Moore underwent surgery on Monday to repair his left shoulder, which he injured while lifting weights.

The Saints organization expects Moore to be ready for the start of training camp, to be held this year in Metarie, Louisiana for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

For the past few years, the team had held camp at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

Moore's surgery took place in Birmingham, Alabama and was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Andrews is a noted orthopedist and Louisiana native who has also operated on Saints halfback Reggie Bush and quarterback Drew Brees.

In 2008, Moore played in all 16 games and caught 79 passes for 928 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Moore is currently a restricted free agent and has been tendered a one-year contract offer worth $1.54 million, which means that if another team signs Moore before the deadline (Friday), they will have to give the Saints a second-round draft pick.

Moore was the Saints' leading receiver last year after the injury to Marques Colston in Week One.