Two days after signing with the New Orleans Saints, receiver Dez Bryant sustained a doubtlessly season-ending foot harm on the ultimate play of apply on Friday, in response to a number of studies.
Bryant needed to be helped off the sector, in response to NFL Community, which additionally stated that the Saints feared he had torn his Achilles’ tendon. He was scheduled to bear magnetic resonance imaging, the community stated, to find out the extent of the harm. A torn Achilles’ would sideline Bryant deep into subsequent yr.
The N.F.C. South-leading Saints added Bryant to their roster on Wednesday to bolster their receiving corps heading into the second half of the season. Their determination to signal Bryant, who spent his first eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys earlier than being launched in April, appeared rooted extra in bettering their possibilities to advance far within the playoffs than in serving to them get there.
The Saints are averaging 34.9 factors per sport, finest within the N.F.C., behind a various offense led by quarterback Drew Brees, operating backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram and receiver Michael Thomas.
Not like in Dallas, Bryant, 30, was not going to be the point of interest of the passing sport in New Orleans. It figured that he would wish time to be taught Coach Sean Payton’s intricate offense. As soon as he gained consolation, Bryant would have been in a position to slide right into a complementary position, maybe within the pink zone as a taller goal for Brees.
Bryant, who practiced for the primary time with New Orleans on Thursday, had been listed as questionable for the Saints’ sport Sunday at Cincinnati. Now it seems he’s unlikely to play in any respect for New Orleans, this season or subsequent.