METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Saints say owner Tom Benson is recovering from minor knee surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus, but is still expected to attend and fully participate in NFL owners meetings later this month.
The upcoming owners meetings in Atlanta are critical for Benson and the Saints, who are leading a big push for New Orleans to host the 2018 Super Bowl.
Deryk Jones, the Saints' orthopedic surgeon, says the 86-year-old Benson's knee was in ''pristine'' condition other than the meniscus tear, which was removed during a 45-minute procedure.
Dr. Jones says he does not anticipate any future complications with Benson's left knee. He says Benson is expected to regain full function of the knee after about six weeks of rehabilitation, which will be conducted at the Saints' training headquarters.
---
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

Recent NFL Discussions

Public buries sports books on Tue, Jan 2017 by Timmy1961
Pick Wiz Play 1/15 on Mon, Jan 2017 by Michael Cash
2nd half play ne/hou on Mon, Jan 2017 by Strakey
NFL Championship Betting News and Notes on Mon, Jan 2017 by Blade
NFL WKEND SIDES &OV/UN 8-0 on Mon, Jan 2017 by armyranger

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Updated NFL MVP Odds Heading into Championship Sunday, Matt Ryan is a clear favorite to take home this season's NFL MVP Award.
Thumbnail Championship Sunday Vegas Spreads How do Las Vegas oddsmakers view this weekend's championship games in the NFL?
Thumbnail Updated Super Bowl LI Betting Odds And then there were four. What are the odds of the four remaining teams to win this year's Super Bowl?
Thumbnail Pats Open as 6-Point Faves vs. Steelers The Patriots will host the Steelers in the 2017 AFC Championship Game and have opened as nearly touchdown favorites for next Sunday's...
Thumbnail Falcons open as favorites vs. Pack The Falcons will host the Packers in the 2017 NFC Championship Game, where Atlanta has opened as a small favorite.

NFL Team Pages