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Report: Saints’ Erik Harris had surgery on Tuesday to repair torn ACL and meniscus

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Here’s a shock. The Saints defense suffered another season-ending injury.

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The New Orleans Saints appear to have lost another player on defense this season, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. The reports states safety Erik Harris underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ACL and meniscus that he suffered in practice on Monday.

The former CFL star didn’t see much playing time on defense for Dennis Allen (two snaps to be exact), but was a key piece in special teams. Harris’ 99 snaps (82.5 percent) on special teams was highest on the team, with Kasim Edebali (91) and Nathan Stupar (86) behind him.

How bad has the injury bug been for the Saints this season? Well, pretty bad. Here’s a look at the players lost and some significant injuries to happen during the course of 2016.

  • Obum Gwacham (undisclosed)
  • P.J. Williams (concussion)
  • Damian Swann (abdominal)
  • D.J. Pettway (undisclosed)
  • Hau’oli Kikaha (knee)
  • Jamarca Sanford (undisclosed)
  • Sheldon Rankins (fibula)
  • Delvin Breaux (fibula)
  • Kyle Wilson (shoulder)
  • Michael Hoomanwanui (leg)
  • Jimmy Pruitt (knee)
  • Avery Young (undisclosed)
  • Tony Carter (undisclosed)
  • Dannell Ellerbe (quad)

The string of bad luck continues for the Saints, and it leaves question marks on who will fill in for Harris’ production.