Saints left tackle Trevor Penning was injured on a goal-line play on the team’s first possession. He went into the injury tent on the sideline and eventually was carted to the training room.
Rod Walker of The Times-Picayune reports that Penning wore no shoe on his left foot as he departed.
The Saints have not announced Penning’s injury or his status.
The Saints drafted Penning in the first round as a replacement for Terron Armstead, who signed with the Dolphins in the offseason. Armstead made three Pro Bowls in his nine seasons in New Orleans, but he played only eight games last season because of elbow and knee injuries.
The team was counting on Penning to start this season, though James Hurst is listed atop the depth chart at the position.