Saints cornerback Tracy Porter is recovering well after a frightening neck injury that left him laying on the field for more than 10 minutes in the first quarter Sunday before he was carted off on a stretcher according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The Saints reported that Porter checked out OK during neurological tests at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and that he was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure. Porter later tweeted, “This is why I love the #WhoDatNation. We are one big family. I’m doing good u guys, I look forward to being back soon. I love u guys.”
The Saints didn’t offer any further updates on Porter’s condition Sunday evening, though Coach Sean Payton said he was relieved to hear the positive reports after the game.
“Certainly our prayers are with him,” Payton said. “It’s good to get in (the locker room) after the game and find out that he is doing pretty well.”