The New Orleans Saints narrowly missed the playoffs despite winning their game against the Falcons. During that game, Taysom Hill was injured in the first half with what was diagnosed as a Lisfranc injury on his left foot.
Hill did not return to the game and the Lisfranc news dropped while the Saints and Falcons were still battling it out so remaining out wasn’t a surprise. Hill was beaten and bruised all season long but persevered and stayed out there to help his team whenever he could.
Sean Payton provided an update about Hill’s status moving forward, noting that the swiss army knife will undergo surgery and will need a follow-up surgery as well. Adam Schefter mentions in his tweet below that there’s no timetable for Hill’s return.
Sean Payton gives Taysom Hill injury update
FanDuel wrote about Lisfranc injuries ahead of the 2021 season after Jaguars running back Travis Etienne sustained one last summer and mentioned the recovery time for such an injury.
"According to a 2016 study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, NFL players who had Lisfranc injuries treated without surgery missed an average of 6.2 months and 7 games of action. Players who underwent surgery missed an average of 10 games, though were sidelined an average of 11.6 months (because of recovery extending into the offseason).Encouragingly, however, the study found that offensive players did not have a statistically significant decline in career length or on-field performance following a Lisfranc injury."
As the blurb mentions, players who undergo surgery can be sidelined for up to 11 months. If this is the case for Taysom Hill, we might not see him suit up for the Saints in 2022.
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It’d be disappointing not to see Hill at all in 2022 but maybe his rehab process will go smoothly and he’ll be able to contribute for this team next season.