The New Orleans Saints have had another brutal year dealing with injuries. After spending all of last without Michael Thomas, most of it without Jameis Winston, and some of it without Alvin Kamara, they have once again found themselves dealing with injury issues this season.
Thomas has been out since Week 3. Kamara missed a couple of games early in the year. Marshon Lattimore has been unavailable for weeks. Perhaps most notably, Winston has been out since Week 4.
Jameis was known to be dealing with multiple injuries that were keeping him out of the lineup, with many believing it was the fractures in his back that were keeping him from playing. It turns out that he has another painful injury that he has been dealing with.
According to a report from Saints analyst Nick Underhill, Jameis suffered a ruptured tendon in his foot during the Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers.
Jameis Winston is dealing with a ruptured tendon in his foot
Some background on what Jameis Winston has been dealing with: He suffered a ruptured peroneal tendon in his foot against Tampa Bay, according to multiple sources. He went back in the game.
That injury, and not the back, has been bigger issue.
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) October 26, 2022
According to the report, the ruptured tendon has been a bigger factor than the back in Jameis’ absence for the Saints.
The Saints have already decided that Andy Dalton would be their quarterback for this week, so Jameis is clearly still dealing with pain from this injury.
The Saints have definitely missed him over the past 4 weeks. They have gone 1-3 with Dalton at quarterback and he threw a pair of pick 6s last week against the Cardinals.
It’s been a struggle for the Saints this season, but hopefully Jameis and the rest of the team’s injured stars will be back to 100% soon.