Sean Payton has torn MCL, tibia fracture

AP

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.

30 responses to “Sean Payton has torn MCL, tibia fracture

  1. He’s too young to be Joe Paterno.

    Even from the press box there’s 20 teams that wish they had him.

  2. I wonder how this pans out on the next injury report. “Oh, a knee? DAMN that hurts!”

    Seriously though… was bad to see for a guy I’d want to coach my team.

    Anyone see he was STILL coaching while on the cart? Gotta give it up for that guy.

  3. Good deal. Karma making its way around for the cheap “cut the head off the snake” late hits on Favre in the nfc championship game in 09.

  4. im wondering how this affects the saints going forward, does he need surgery, will his game planning suffer now that he has to find time to rehab?

  5. gberg09 says: Oct 16, 2011 6:27 PM

    Good deal. Karma making its way around for the cheap “cut the head off the snake” late hits on Favre in the nfc championship game in 09.

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    Wow – that’s a stretch.

  6. Hahaha! How come u didnt know the hit was coming? I mean u KNEW bf was gong to throw a pik, u KNEW ud win the toss and u KNEW the refs wld hand u the game in ot. For being omniscient, ur a real idiot to let urself get hit like that!

  7. gberg09 says:Oct 16, 2011 6:27 PM
    “Good deal. Karma making its way around for the cheap “cut the head off the snake” late hits on Favre in the nfc championship game in 09.”

    you fo-real dawg?
    man… if anything, Gregg Williams would be the one with the banged up knee, considering he’s the dc …but man, really?

  8. “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.”

    LIKE A BOSS.

  9. Jeez, people! It was a friggin’ joke, that was also a compliment to Peyton’s dedication and toughness! I’ve torn a knee ligament,broken & dislocated my kneecap. I’m here to tell you it hurts BAD. The fact that he spent the remainder of the 1st half coaching from the bench, and the 2nd half at the stadium is impressive. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  10. gberg09 says: Oct 16, 2011 6:27 PM

    Good deal. Karma making its way around for the cheap “cut the head off the snake” late hits on Favre in the nfc championship game in 09.

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    after 2 years remove most of the viking clan have gone away.why r u still trolling our blogs as if u dont have anything else to do. u have a team in minnesota thats in the hunt for…. oh my bad!!! well… the linx won:D!

  11. boneyardbuc says:
    Oct 16, 2011 6:54 PM
    Well at least the refs have made up for him with phantom pass interference calls 10 minutes after the play…

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    Yea, just like that phantom unnessary roughness call on the Harper hit on Williams that lead to a score. He hit the runner with his shoulder. Yep, that’s a penalty these days.

  12. after 2 years remove most of the viking clan have gone away.why r u still trolling our blogs as if u dont have anything else to do. u have a team in minnesota thats in the hunt for…. oh my bad!!! well… the linx won:D!

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    About this time next year it’ll just be:

    “u have a team in minnesota …. oh my bad!!!!”

    😀

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