Arizona Cardinals left tackle Levi Brown is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn triceps tendon in his right arm on Tuesday morning in Phoenix, as Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. There's no timetable for the lineman's return yet, but it's expected that he'll be out for at least a good portion of the 2012 season.
Brown, a key part of Arizona's line since being drafted fifth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft, has started in every game for the Cardinals since the beginning of the 2008 season. That iron man streak will come to an end this year, though, after Brown suffered the triceps injury against the Oakland Raiders in last week's preseason game.
In the game against Oakland, Brown was replaced on the line by D.J. Young, a 24-year-old rookie out of Michigan State that spent last season on Arizona's practice squad. Considering the high probability that Brown is out for most of this season, it seems likely that the Cardinals will need to figure out a new plan at left tackle now.