New Orleans coach Sean Payton tore the MCL and fractured the tibia in his left leg following a collision on the sideline of the Saints' 26-20 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.
He spent the rest of the quarter coaching from the bench. He was complaining of pain, and kept his leg elevated. He would later give coaching duties to offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, and went to the locker room. Brees would call the plays in no-huddle situations. His plan was to coach from the coaches box in the second half, but he chose not to. After finding out the extent of the damage to his leg and the pain, he decided it best not to go upstairs.
He is scheduled for surgery to repair the MCL and his fractured tibia on Monday, and will start rehab shortly after. His plan is to be back to the office on Tuesday or Wednesday. He isn't sure about practice yet. He plans to coach the next few games from the Saints coaches box.
All of us at Sports World hope Sean Payton a speedy recovery and the best of luck.