Jameis Winston Injury Report: Extremely Disappointing News for Saints Fans

Published 11/01/2021, 6:10 AM EDT


New Orleans Saints took the Mercedes-Benz Superdome by storm as they won their week 8 clash against the defending Super Bowl champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, bad news struck the Saints as head coach Sean Payton revealed that Jameis Winston has suffered a ‘significant’ knee injury, probably damaging his ACL.

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Medical staff carted Winston off the field in the second quarter of the game after Buccaneers linebacker, Devin White tackled him down and was flagged 15 yards for it as he pulled Winston down by the shoulder area of his jersey. Winston’s awkward landing got his left leg pinned behind the linebacker, sidelining him for the rest of the game.

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Jameis Winston with a possible season-ending injury

“I cried when I saw him coming in,” said Payton. He admitted that “It’s hard” to lose a quarterback like him to a season-ending injury. Winston danced while on crutches during the Saints post-game locker room celebration, so was the case in the C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s Instagram feed.

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After the unfortunate departure of Winston from the game, veteran quarterback Trevor Siemian took over the reins and led the Saints to a 36-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Trevor completed 16 of 29 pass attempts covering 159 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions, putting the Saints in a dominating position.

New Orleans Saints without Winston

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“First, I want to say how gutted I am for Jameis. This win was for him,” said Siemian. “I just feel for the guy. I love him so much. Just being around him, you can’t help it. He’s got this infectious personality. And you’re just frickin’ gutted when you see anybody hurt. But watching him get hurt was tough.”

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Winston’s injury came certainly as trauma to the Saints fans, but their win against the Buccaneers was an even bigger surprise to them. The Saints’ defense in the final moments completely owned the Bucs, forcing Tom Brady to three unfortunate overturns.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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