New Orleans Saints wide receiver Nick Toon was placed on the injured reserve list ending his season before it even started. Toon had been battling a left foot injury for the entire preseason but he finally played in the Saints’ preseason finale against the Tennessee Titans.
Despite playing in the last preseason game interim head coach Aaron Kromer said that Toon was not ready for that game and he will not be ready for the entire season. Toon will essentially “redshirt” during his rookie season as he tries to recover from his nagging foot injury.
Toon has been dealing with the same foot injury since college and it has really become quite a concern. Toon will likely need to get surgery on his foot, and if he does it will be the second time he will get surgery on his left foot. Toon would be unable to play through the injury effectively and surgery might be a good idea.
Toon was the Saints’ fourth round selection in this year’s NFL draft and had a real shot of being the number four wide receiver. Unfortunately, Toon injured his foot during training camp and could never make that much of an impact.
However, at least the Saints did not waive Toon and being on the injured reserve is not the worst thing that could have happened. Toon will get a full season to rest and take care of his injured foot.
It is very likely that Toon will get surgery on his foot and hopefully the second time around it will fix the problem for good. Toon is expected to be the future receiver of the Saints and the team has high hopes for him.
For now Toon will miss his rookie season but I am sure that he will be taking notes on the sidelines. Toon will have to wait until next season to make his mark but I know the Saints got a good player in Toon. Once Toon’s foot injury is resolved I know he will make a big impact for the Saints.
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