NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints running back Deuce McAllister had surgery Thursday to repair ligaments he tore in his left knee during Monday night's 31-14 loss to Tennessee.
Dr. James Andrews, in Birmingham, Ala., repaired McAllister's anterior cruciate ligament and then cleaned up his right knee, which had been surgically repaired following a similar tear in October 2005, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said.
``We are very pleased to hear that Deuce's surgery went well,'' Loomis said. ``We're confident that his rehabilitation will go well and everyone in the Saints organization is looking forward to having Deuce back on the field in a Saints uniform in 2008.''
McAllister, in a statement released by the team, thanked everyone for their prayers and well wishes. ``I'm eager to begin the rehab process and to get back with my teammates as soon as possible,'' he said.
McAllister had the second season-ending knee injury in three seasons during the second quarter of the team's home opener. He landed awkwardly after catching a short pass from Drew Brees. And, though he walked off the field, the Saints' career leading rusher said he was worried.
``Once I got to the sideline, I knew it,'' McAllister said this week. ``I didn't want to believe it, but just taking the walk to the locker room I could feel it just kind of giving way a little bit and that was just kind of reminiscent of how the other one felt.''
Five games into the 2005 season, McAllister tore his right ACL during a run in Green Bay. After reconstructive surgery, he returned to rush for 1,057 yards in 2006, helping the Saints to the NFC South title and a playoff victory over Philadelphia.

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