Meachem to have medial meniscus in right knee examined
Updated: June 4, 2007, 1:33 PM ET
METAIRIE, La. -- Saints first round draft pick Robert Meachem needs to have his right knee examined for a potential medial meniscus problem after he missed practices Sunday and Monday.
Head coach Sean Payton said after Monday's practice that the Saints knew about a possible minor meniscus problem before they drafted the former standout receiver at Tennessee 27th overall.
"After his exam I'll know a little bit more, but it started to get to the point where it was hampering him [Sunday afternoon] running," Payton said. "We backed him off yesterday and the same way this morning."
Meachem also missed portions of rookie camp the weekend after the draft when he sprained his left ankle.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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