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Jairus Byrd Injury: Going to Season Ending IR After Knee Surgery

Sean Payton announced the Jarius Byrd is done for the year.

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

During Sean Payton's interview moments ago, Sean said Jairus Byrd tore his lateral meniscus. He had surgery done this morning and will be placed on season ending Injured Reserve. Unlike a partial tear that only requires rest and time, this tear was bad enough to require surgery, and Jairus Byrd will be done for the year. Sean also said the Rafael Bush would step in as Byrds replacement. Dr. Andrews performed the surgery.

Mike Triplett who covers the Saints for ESPN also reported the injury