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New Orleans Saints are (go to) optimistic that key associates of their abhorrent striker may be accessible for the approved season. Coach Sean Payton told reporters Saturday that he said Max Unger, who afresh anticipation he had afresh undergone bottom surgery, was accessible to play afore the third anniversary of the preseason. "At the end of the season, if accepting X-rays, he had a able in the breadth breadth you alleged the metatarsal tarsal joints," Payton explained. "You can aces one of the two options." Dr. Andrews feels, hey, as continued as there is no charge for surgery, and if we alpha accumulating in the offseason, the cracks are enlarged, so he feels now Into a attach can accord him a lot of time to heal. "We are accepted to be in aboriginal August and I anticipate he may be able to play in the preseason," Payton said. "Our ambition is the third week." This is added optimistic than the aboriginal diagnosis. Earlier letters acicular out that Unger is accepted to be absent for at atomic 5 months until the end of October to return. Payton's appraisal is six weeks advanced of the original. Under Payton's estimate, Unger could play at the alpha of the approved season, and they will face the Minnesota Vikings, the New England Patriots, the Carolina Panthers and the Miami Dolphins at the alpha of the new season. Unger is accepted to acknowledgment in August agency that the achievability of the saints to assurance substitutes is reduced. The rumors about the new centermost will disappear.