Saints Head Coach Sean Payton underwent successful surgery yesterday morning at Ochsner Medical Center to repair his left tibial plateau fracture and lateral meniscal tear. The injury occurred Sunday afternoon on the sidelines of the Saints/Tampa Bay football game.

Tight end Jimmy Grahm of the Saints was forced out of bounds during a play and ran right into Payton injuring him.  Here is the latest of Payton, how his surgery went and when will he be able to return to the Saints.The New Orleans Saints released this press release yesterday evening:

Sean Payton

Dr. Deryk Jones performed the surgery, assisted by Dr. Misty Suri. The surgery lasted three hours. Coach Payton will remain overnight in the hospital for observations.

“The surgery went very well,” said Saints Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Deryk Jones. “We plan to keep him overnight tonight for observations and have him home tomorrow. I anticipate Coach Payton returning to the office sometime Wednesday or Thursday. The recovery period for this type of surgery is three to six months. I would anticipate him being able to put partial weight on it in about eight weeks.”


The Saints will be back in action Sunday night in the Superdome when they take on the Indianapolis Colts at 7:30pm on NBC.

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