New York Times article New Orleans Saints linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is recovering from knee surgery, is expected to be sidelined indefinitely after injuring his left knee in Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
According to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the team announced on Wednesday that Shaziers knee surgery will occur Thursday, and he will miss the entire 2017 season.
Shazies injury, which occurred in the second quarter, was the second in as many weeks for the team.
Shax is currently on injured reserve.
Shafiers season is the latest in a long line of knee injuries for Shazie, who was signed by the Saints from the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 NFL Draft.
The 27-year-old Shazir will be a free agent after this season, and the Saints have the final say on his contract.
Shazzier is the team’s first-round pick in 2015, and will be hoping to re-sign with the Saints after being waived by the Colts last season.