According to multiple reports, the three New Orleans Saints players carted off during Thursday’s practice should be okay.
P.J. Williams, Delvin Breaux, and Zach Strief all exited joint practice with the Houston Texans, and all left on carts. The worst-case scenario entered many people’s heads, but it turned out to be alright.
From his personal Twitter account, Williams stated that he just had cramping from the humidity.
Not injured, jus a lil cramping from the humidity. A lot warmer here then then West Virginia!! #WhoDat— Pj Williams (@PjWilliams_26) August 18, 2016
Per The Advocate’s Joel Erickson, Strief and Breaux suffered the same fate from practicing in the higher heat and humidity.
League source says Delvin Breaux and Zach Strief both left practice due to cramps today.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) August 18, 2016
When you hear about players leaving on a cart, it really doesn’t tend to be a good sign. However, maybe we’re starting to see these as a more precautionary measure by the team doctors and physicians. Either way, the brief scare is over.
Most will conclude and are under the impression that The Greenbrier has created a ‘soft’ label of players, but the fact is that practice sessions were much more intense this year. Head coach Sean Payton publicly expressed on Wednesday that he wants to return to West Virginia next year.