Saints’ Smoke Monday suffers significant knee injury

USA Today

Saints undrafted rookie safety Smoke Monday suffered what appears to be a bad knee injury in practice today.

The injury is “significant,” according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Although every undrafted rookie has an uphill battle to make the roster, Monday had been drawing praise through the offseason and early in training camp and appeared to have a decent chance. It now looks like he’ll spend his rookie year on injured reserve.

In addition to being a member of the all-name team, Monday was second-team All-SEC in 2020 at Auburn.

12 responses to “Saints’ Smoke Monday suffers significant knee injury

  1. Hate to hear injuries like this undrafted already having a uphill battle to make the roster.

  2. Smoke Monday, Drink Tuesday.

    Hate seeing these freak injuries happen to young athletes pursuing their careers with passion.

  3. He was good enough to have been drafted. Bama fan here but I wish him all the best and another chance to make it.

  4. Don’t totally feel bad for him. He will be put on IR and make rookie minimum and have a chance to make the team next year. Most likely would’ve been cut.

  5. “I don’t totally feel bad for him.” I mean sure, he’ll at least get medical covered, and a bit of money from his salary, but he still has a very serious and painful injury with a year long recovery to be able to walk again, let alone the long-term affects of pain and loss of athleticism, all while just trying to pursue his dream. I feel for him.

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