METAIRIE, La. (AP) -Saints starting center Jeff Faine could miss Sunday's game at San Francisco because of a chest injury.
Faine left last Sunday's game against Atlanta early in the third quarter after injuring his left pectoral muscle. X-rays this week did not reveal a tear.
Coach Sean Payton said Faine will be a ``game-time decision.''
``There's no surgery; there's no procedure. It is what it is,'' Payton said Thursday. ``It will take time to where he feels strong enough in that area.''
If Faine cannot play, Jonathan Goodwin is expected to fill in at center, as he did against the Falcons.
Meanwhile, defensive tackle Brian Young was limited in practice after sitting out on Wednesday because of knee stiffness.
Young, tied for the team lead with two sacks, had fluid drained from his left knee earlier this week. He has said he expects to play and practice Friday, the last practice before the Saints' scheduled flight to San Francisco that night.

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Packers vs. Falcons Pick Will Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Packers and Falcons at 3:05PM ET be the shootout that everyone expects?
Thumbnail Steelers vs. Patriots Pick Is the over/under set too high in Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Steelers and Patriots at 6:40PM ET?
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?
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages