Tre'Quan Smith, a wide receiver with the New Orleans Saints, recently underwent groin surgery as a consequence of an injury sustained on August 5th during practice.
Smith is anticipated to miss the Saints' season opener on September 10 against the Tennessee Titans.
Duncan claims that Smith underwent surgery in Philadelphia immediately after the injury at the hands of Dr. William Meyers. Will Lutz, Jonathan Vilma, and Jeremy Shockey are just a few of the former Saints players who have had groin operations by Meyers in the past.
Smith was a receiver who many thought would not make the final roster this season, but it is obvious that Dennis Allen and Pete Carmichael respect his expertise as a valuable resource. Through two head coaches and three starting quarterbacks (Brees, Winston, Carr), he has been a part of the team.
Smith's absence for Week 1 might give other receivers more opportunities. In the opening game against Tennessee, A.T. Perry and Keith Kirkwood, two rookies, may receive some passes.