New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan will miss the entirety of the 2013 NFL season after sustaining an ACL tear early in the second week of training camp.
Morgan underwent surgery and is set to begin his long journey back to the Saints as he revealed via his Twitter account:
Surgery was successful. Road to recovery starts now #WhoDat
— Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) August 7, 2013
Morgan also revealed another interesting tidbit of information on Twitter apparently after the injury occurred. The slot receiver asked fans to not blame rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro for the hit:
Don't blame @KennyVaccaro4 It was a routine tackle. I admire how feisty a player he is too. He's going be great for us.
— Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) August 3, 2013
That’s something to take note of, as Vaccaro had been the subject of scrutiny early in camp for being a bit too physical to the point the coaching staff hinted he needed to turn it down. Many players said they liked to see fire from the youngster and Vaccaro himself said it is just how he approaches the game.
We will probably never know if Vaccaro’s aggressiveness lead to the injury but it is great to see Morgan going to bat for him publicly given the weight of the situation. Morgan was primed to have a career year as the starting slot receiver.
Instead Morgan is on the shelf for an unknown period of time and the Saints have to find a replacement. The good news is Morgan seems to be in high spirits and the recovery is already progressing nicely.
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