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Kenny Vaccaro has fractured ankle

Updated: December 23, 2013, 4:44 PM ET
By Mike Triplett | ESPN.com

METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro suffered a fractured left ankle during the team's 17-13 loss Sunday to the Carolina Panthers and will have surgery Tuesday, according to coach Sean Payton.

The team has not announced a roster move, but the injury certainly ends Vaccaro's season.

Vaccaro's ankle was rolled up and bent awkwardly in a pile during the first quarter. An air cast was placed on his leg before he was carted off the field.

Payton ...

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