After last season, injury scares aren’t just scary for fans of the New Orleans Saints. They are absolutely terrifying. Possible injuries are even more daunting when they occur to important piece of the team’s offense. Early during Monday’s practice, Saints quarterback Jameis Winston “tweaked” his foot. Head Coach Dennis Allen spoke on the scare after practice.

Allen did not have any further updates to the severity of the injury. He said that Winston sustained the “tweak” on a rollout during the 7-on-7 period of practice. It should be no surprise that the Saints are being extremely precautionary with their QB.

We will probably get more information later in the day or in the coming days regarding the injury to Winston. Keep your fingers crossed that it is minor, and Winston will return very soon. The Saints saw first-hand what their offense looks like without him at QB last season.

For most of the season, their passing game was anemic without Winston. QBs Trevor Siemian and Taysom Hill attempted to carry the load, but it simply was not enough. The inefficiency in the passing game bled over into the running game as well.

Running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram were not nearly as efficient as their usual selves with so little threat through the air. Now, that certainly wasn’t all on Winston’s injury, either. The Saints had one of the most injured WR rooms in the league. There was no Michael Thomas due to injury, and Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry were not a part of the team in 2021.

For now, panic should be minimal. Saints fans just know all too well that injuries to your QB can derail your season.

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