The New Orleans Saints will lack Pro Bowl kicker Wil Lutz for the rest of the season.
Lutz, who had actually been designated to return from hurt reserve recently, revealed on social networks that he had an obstacle throughout his healing from core muscle surgical treatment and needs to “shut it down” for the remainder of the season.
The higher the challenge, the more splendor in conquering it! Congrats to Brian on his very first video game winner. New Orleans, you remain in excellent hands! pic.twitter.com/i68oqfVrRj
— Wil Lutz (@wil_lutz5) October 26, 2021
The news is frustrating for a Saints group that was lastly beginning to get healthy after missing out on 8 beginners for the majority of the very first 5 video games this season.
The Saints will now stick to undrafted novice kicker Brian Johnson, whom they simply signed off the Chicago Bears’ practice team 2 weeks back. Johnson made both of his basket efforts in damp and windy conditions Monday night at Seattle — consisting of the consent 33-yarder in the last 2 minutes of New Orleans’ 13-10 triumph over the Seahawks.
Johnson is the 4th kicker the Saints have actually utilized because Lutz had surgical treatment in the preseason. The Saints made simply 1 of 4 basket efforts in the very first 5 weeks (all by Aldrick Rosas), and Cody Parkey likewise missed out on 2 additional points.
When Johnson was asked after Monday’s video game what his idea procedure remained in a clutch circumstance in nasty weather condition in front of a hostile crowd, he stated, “Not to think about any of those things. Not to overthink things, just to go out there and do what I’ve done plenty of times before.”
Lutz has actually made 86.6% of his basket efforts in his five-year profession, making the Pro Bowl in 2019.