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Rookie Porter the Latest Injured Saint

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    <span>METAIRIE, La. – Saints rookie cornerback Tracy Porter required a surgical procedure to repair a dislocation in his wrist, according to Saints Head Coach Sean Payton.  

"He had a procedure to put it back in place," Payton said. "I don't want to speculate, but I know the procedure went well."

Porter injured his wrist while attempting to defend a deep pass into the end zone by Minnesota's Gus Frerotte on Monday night. Bernard Berrian caught the pass for the tying touchdown as he collided with teammate Aundrae Allison.

Payton said he was unsure how long the injury would sideline the rookie from Indiana University. "It required surgery to get it back in place, which is not good," Payton said today at his press conference.

Porter was the Saints' second-round draft pick last spring and won the starting job in training camp. Through the first five games of the season, he's been credited with 25 tackles, including a sack, to go with one interception and five passes defended.

Should Porter be required to miss any time, he would become the 21st player on the Saints' opening day roster to miss playing time due to injury.

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