Dennis Allen: Taysom Hill out “for a little bit” with ribs injury

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Saints head coach Dennis Allen said during the offseason program that he looks at Taysom Hill as a “multiple-position player,” since Jameis Winston is slated to enter the season as New Orleans’ starting quarterback.

But any new wrinkles the team is looking to implement in its first year without Sean Payton have been put on pause for now.

Allen told reporters in his Friday press conference that Hill has been sidelined due to injury.

“Nothing other than, look, he got hit in the ribs yesterday,” Allen said. “He’s going to be out for a little bit. He was out with an injury today and it’s not anything to do with the foot.”

Hill accounted for 426 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns last year, rushing for 374 and making four catches for 52 yards. Allen’s quote does not necessarily make Hill’s injury sound major. But ribs injuries can be unpredictable and depending on the severity, could take significant time to heal.

4 responses to “Dennis Allen: Taysom Hill out “for a little bit” with ribs injury

  1. If there’s supposed to be no contact with the first drills how did he get hit in the ribs??

  2. Fine for all prior years, but starting last season injured more often than not. His college years were marred by a number of injuries as well. Hope it doesn’t wind up being a Sean Lee stage in his career.

  3. im a true saints fan but Hill is injury prone period, his style he wont be able to last. Like Chris Ivory (RB) back in the day he was a bruiser but hurt all of the time

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