Andrus Peat’s rookie season has hit a snag.
The first-round offensive tackle suffered an MCL sprain during Thursday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons and will miss four weeks of action, according to the NFL Network.
Peat started at left tackle in place of Terron Armstead, who is also working his way back from a knee injury, and suffered the injury on the seventh play of the game.
Tony Hills, who was signed by the Saints earlier this month, entered the game in place of Peat and played 67 snaps. He allowed one quarterback hit and two hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.
New Orleans travels to Indianapolis to play the Colts on Sunday. That gives Armstead, who was limited in Tuesday’s practice and was listed as doubtful prior to Thursday’s game, some extended time to recover.
If both players are unavailable, New Orleans might look to add another offensive lineman this week. It’s also possible the team could look to add to the position even if Armstead is healthy for additional depth.