Report: Andrus Peat Played in 'Serious Pain' After Undergoing Hand Surgery

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJanuary 14, 2019

New Orleans Saints offensive guard Andrus Peat (75) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
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New Orleans Saints guard Andrus Peat reportedly played through "serious pain" after undergoing surgery on a broken hand during the team's NFC Wild Card Round bye. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news, noting Peat broke his hand during the Saints' regular-season finale against the Carolina Panthers.

Peat played every snap in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles but committed four penalties. His holding penalty took a 46-yard Alvin Kamara touchdown reception off the board. Later in the drive, the Saints settled for a field goal. 

Tackle Terron Armstead is also playing with a pectoral injury, so the Saints will walk into the NFC Championship Game with the entire left side of their offensive line dealing with serious injuries. It's unlikely either Armstead or Peat will be at full strength by Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

That, of course, could be a major problem for Drew Brees given the presence of Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh prepared to bull rush their way to the quarterback.

The Saints tend to get the ball out of Brees' hands quickly as is, but giving him any time for downfield routes to develop will likely present a problem. 

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