An MRI confirmed the expected worst. Saints coach Sean Payton said Sunday the team feared Winston had a “significant” injury.
Winston also suffered damage to his MCL, per the report.
Winston was injured on a scramble in the second quarter when he was tackled awkwardly by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White, who was penalized for a horse-collar tackle.
Winston had to be helped to the sideline after being unable to walk off by himself. He was then carted back to the locker room.
Trevor Siemian replaced Winston. Taysom Hill, New Orleans’ No. 2 quarterback, was unavailable as he remains in concussion protocol after being injured three weeks ago.
The Saints held on to defeat the Bucs, 36-27.
Winston completed 6 of 10 passes for 56 yards and rushed four times for 40 yards before exiting. Siemian closed out the win by completing 16 of 29 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown.
Winston spent his first five NFL seasons with Tampa Bay. He is in his second campaign with the Saints.
–Field Level Media