Report: Daniel Lasco has bulging disc in spine

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Saints running back Daniel Lasco suffered an injury to his spine on Sunday while making a tackle on Bills kick returner Brandon Tate during New Orleans’ 47-10 win in Buffalo.

Lasco’s head slammed into Tate’s thigh and medical personnel immediately called for a stretcher and ambulance to take Lasco off the field. He was able to give a thumbs up to the fans and players who assembled around him while being loaded into the vehicle and the team provided an update saying that Lasco was able to move all of his extremities before the game was over.

Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported later on Sunday that Lasco was able to fly home with the team and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Lasco has been diagnosed with a bulging disc. The injury will end his season, but it is not expected to be career-threatening.

Lasco was a seventh-round pick in 2016 and has played in 10 games for the Saints over the last two seasons.

7 responses to “Report: Daniel Lasco has bulging disc in spine

  1. As someone who has had a spinal cord injury and a fellow CAL alum, I’m relieved to hear the injury is not more serious. Here’s hoping he continues to make a full recovery and decide what’s best for him and his family.

  2. Good, sounds like he will be ok then. I was at the game and it was pretty alarming. I don’t like seeing anyone get hurt; I don’t care what color shirt and helmet you’re wearing.

  3. Disk issues are rough… but he should wake up from surgery feeling quite a bit of relief. It may take him a few months to get back to full strength; but happy to hear he should be back to normal soon.

  4. Agree about the good news on this not being a career-ending injury for Lasco. It should however, be another reminder to all players not to count on a career in pro football. However long the career is, the player should be planning for the real world, and the next chapter in their life.

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