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QB Jameis Winston potentially done for season after suffering ACL and MCL injury in Week 8 vs. Buccaneers

Saints QB Jameis Winston leaves the field in Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season after suffering a horse-caller tackle. Here are the latest updates.

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards during the first half at Caesars Superdome.
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UPDATE: Winston has an ACL and MCL injury, according to Ian Rapoport. The Saints fear it is a significant injury, meaning Winston could be done for the season.

UPDATE: According to the broadcast, Winston has been ruled out of the contest. It remains to be seen whether the knee injury is more serious than just a one-game absence for Winston.

UPDATE: Winston is officially questionable to return with a knee injury. After being helped to the cart by his teammates, it sure doesn’t seem like Winston will return.

The New Orleans Saints have turned things over to Trevor Siemian after starting quarterback Jameis Winston left the game early in the second quarter. Winston was brought down by Shaq Barrett on a horse-collar tackle and struggled to get up. He limped up, but then went back down and eventually had to be carried off the field by trainers.

It’s not clear exactly what the injury is but the cart is coming out for Winston. The quarterback might have suffered a leg injury, although he also did hit his head hard on the turf on the tackle. Siemian is in the game because Taysom Hill is still not available for the Saints. Based on the way the quarterback was getting assistance, a leg injury is more likely.

The Saints and Buccaneers are tied 7-7 in the second quarter. Tampa Bay is favored in the contest despite being the road team, and the Saints have had Tom Brady’s number in recent seasons. Let’s see if Winston can come back to the contest after clearing all evaluations.