Saints hit by injury bug, lose WR Morgan and DE Coleman
POSTED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 12:29pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 5:20pm
METAIRIE, LA (NBC33) — Wide Receiver Joe Morgan will miss the entire 2013 NFL season with a knee injury.
Saints defensive end Kenyon Coleman will likely be out the entire year with a torn pectoral muscle.
Morgan and Coleman were expected to play big roles at their respective positions.
Head coach Sean Payton talked about the losses after Wednesday’s practice, “I wanted to get back to you on Joe Morgan. Two things: meniscus tear and he’ll have that repaired, and also an ACL repair. It’s not a full ACL but this will be season-ending for him. Obviously that is significant and that surgery is being done today. Kenyon Coleman has got a pectoral tear. He’s going to have surgery most likely tomorrow and most likely that will be season-ending for him as well. So there’s two players that are significant. Obviously they are losses, and we have to find some guys to step up and take their spot.”
Earlier in training camp the team found out linebacker Victor Butler would miss the season.