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Sean Payton hurt in sideline collision

Updated: October 17, 2011, 10:09 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- New Orleans coach Sean Payton tore the MCL and fractured the tibia in his left leg following a collision on the sideline of the Saints' 26-20 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

He spent the second half in the training room watching the game via television and gave the play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. Payton will have surgery on the knee Monday and will begin rehabilitation immediately afterward.

Payton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune ...

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