Saints wide receiver Dez Bryant tore his Achilles tendon in practice Friday an MRI confirmed, ESPN reported Saturday.
Bryant was helped off the Saints practice field Friday afternoon near the end of practice, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.
Not that there was a question but MRI confirmed that Dez Bryant tore his Achilles, per source. An expected 8-month recovery.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 10, 2018
Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com noted the injury occurred as Bryant ran a route on the scout team.
Schefter reported the injury will sideline Bryant for eight months, but he could possibly be ready for training camp.
The veteran wide receiver, who had been seeking a new team since the Cowboys released him in April, had just signed a one-year deal with New Orleans on Wednesday.
While Bryant, who turned 30 Sunday, faces a tough rehabilitation, he had a positive attitude in a tweet shortly after suffering the injury.
“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.
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
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 9, 2018
Although Bryant participated in the Saints practice Friday, he had not been expected to play Sunday against the Bengals.