Saints HC Sean Payton told reporters after Sunday’s game that QB Jameis Winston has a “significant” knee injury and is currently on crutches.
Payton is still waiting for an update from the doctors regarding the specifics of Winston’s injury.
Saints’ QB Jameis Winston suffered what appeared to be a left knee injury when he was tackled awkwardly during Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
Winston had to be helped off of the field and was later carted to the locker room.
The Saints have officially ruled Winston out for Sunday’s game.
Winston, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2015. He played out the 2019 season under the fifth-year option from his rookie contract and made a base salary of $20.922 million.
Winston signed with the Saints on a one-year, $1.1 million deal last year and returned to New Orleans on another one-year contract worth up to $12 million this past offseason.
In 2021, Winston has appeared in eight games for the Saints and thrown for 1,114 yards to go with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions.
We will have more information on Winston’s injury when it becomes available.