Report: MRI confirms Bryant tore Achilles
An MRI exam has confirmed New Orleans Saints receiver Dez Bryant has a torn Achilles tendon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
"Not that there was a question but MRI confirmed that Dez Bryant tore his Achilles, per source. An expected 8-month recovery," Schefter tweeted.
Bryant, who joined the Saints earlier this week, reportedly suffered the injury on the final play of practice on Friday.
Bryant was helped off the field and slated for an MRI exam to confirm the season-ending injury.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract on Wednesday and was participating in his second practice when he was injured.
Bryant made a comment on Twitter Friday night that suggested he knew the injury he suffered was serious.
"Things was just starting to heat up for me... I won't question the man upstairs... this is the ultimate test.. thank you everyone for the prayers," Bryant tweeted.
Tight end Benjamin Watson responded to Bryant's tweet.
"Just one stop on the journey my brother. You've already left your mark on this locker room even though it's only been two days. Looking forward to seeing you ball again. Keep pressing on!! We are here for you!" Watson tweeted.
Earlier Friday, coach Sean Payton told reporters that Bryant was learning the offense.
"Just getting him up to speed as quickly as possible," Payton said.
With the injury to Bryant, 30, the Saints could take a second look at veteran Brandon Marshall, who also worked out for the team this week.
--Field Level Media
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