It was a rough weekend for quarterbacks _ and coaches.
Jason Campbell of the Raiders is out indefinitely with a broken collarbone, Sam Bradford of the Rams is questionable with a high left ankle sprain and Matt Schaub of the Texans has a chest bruise but isn’t likely to miss Sunday’s game against the Titans.
The coaching ranks were hit, too. New Orleans coach Sean Payton had surgery to repair a torn meniscus and fractured bone in his left leg on Monday, a day after one of his players was tackled into him on the sideline. And Tampa Bay defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake injured his left knee on the sideline while celebrating Tanard Jackson’s interception during the Buccaneers' win over Payton’s Saints.
Campbell was expected to have surgery Monday, and said that if everything goes right he could be back in six weeks. He was injured late in the first half of Oakland’s 24-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday when he landed hard on his shoulder at the end of a scramble.
Bradford has been sacked 21 times the first five games.
As for Payton, the coach was expected to remain in the hospital until Tuesday.
“The surgery went very well,” Saints orthopedic surgeon Dr. Deryk Jones said in a statement released by the team.
Payton should be able to return to work by Wednesday but probably won’t be able to put weight on his left leg for about eight weeks, Jones said, adding that a full recovery could take three to six months.
Payton has said he expects to call plays from the booth when the Saints host Indianapolis on Sunday night.
_ Bears star Devin Hester should be OK after leaving Sunday’s win over Minnesota with a chest injury. Coach Lovie Smith said Monday the injury “shouldn’t be serious” and that it belongs more on the “bumps and bruises” list.View Entire Story
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