The Saints returned most of the starters who helped the franchise win its first Super Bowl. But one of those starters has gotten off to a rough start in 2010.
Tight end Jeremy Shockey has missed the team’s last two practices with a sore knee.
Per Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, tests have revealed no structural damage. “We’re just backing off his snaps a little,” coach Sean Payton said.
Shockey addressed the situation on his Twitter page: “All is good!!” Shockey said, pointing out that he “just hit knees with [a] teammate.”
It’s unknown whether Shockey has received treatment for the injury from his personal physician, Jack Daniels, M.D.