It doesn’t sound like the Saints expect to have cornerback Jabari Greer back on the field any time soon.
Greer was carted off the field during Sunday’s victory over the 49ers and coach Sean Payton’s update on his condition on Monday was not an optimistic one. Payton said, via WWL-TV, that he’d have more information about Greer’s injury on Tuesday, but called it “significant” and said that Greer was doing “as well as you could expect” in terms of dealing with the injury.
That doesn’t come as much surprise after watching the way Greer’s leg bent as he landed awkwardly while defending a pass in the first quarter of the game. Based on the way it looked and the way Payton sounded on Monday, the next shoe to drop may be Greer’s move to injured reserve.
Greer has started every game for the Saints this season and has picked up one interception and 12 pass breakups over those 10 contests. Corey White replaced Greer against the 49ers and the 2012 fifth-round pick will likely get the call over the final six weeks as the Saints move forward without Greer.