Sean Payton Injury
October 17, 2011 by staff
Sean Payton Injury, New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton, coach suffered multiple injuries in his left leg after a side collision in the first quarter of the loss of the Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Payton broke the MCL and fractured the tibia in his left leg because of the collision, according to several reports. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was addressed in Payton on the sideline, and Payton fell and had his leg trapped under Graham. Payton will undergo knee surgery on Monday, according to reports.
Payton was on the floor for some time while receiving medical attention, and helped the Saints bench for two attendees. He remained as coach until he was pulled with 3:40 left in the second.
Payton sat with his leg on the bank of the Saints and is held in handsfree, continue training despite the injury. Saints players would clear one of the two banks Saints Payton put aside what he could see the countryside.
At the end of the first half, however, Payton was taken off the field. He did not return in the second half.
Fox color commentator for the game, Jim Mora Jr., noted that “nowhere in the game graph is what it says, ‘If I blow the knee, what are we going?’”
Payton Saints, led by quarterback Drew Brees, ended up losing, 26-20, to the Bucs.
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