One of the biggest injuries from Week Six didn’t happen to a player.
Saints coach Sean Payton has a torn MCL and a tibia plateau fracture, essentially a broken knee, after tight end Jimmy Graham ran into him in the sideline during the first half of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. The Saints PR department confirmed the extent of the injury, which was first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX.
Payton remained on the bench in the first half after the injury with his leg elevated and ice on the injury. His headset was on and he kept on coaching before getting x-rays at halftime. He’s calling plays from upstairs in the second half as the Saints try to come back from a 20-10 halftime deficit.