New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joseph Morgan was taken to the hospital to check on the status of an injury that he sustained. Morgan apparently suffered a chest injury during the Saints 35-28 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
It does not appear that Morgan’s injury is too serious, but to be on the safe side the medical staff will likely see if any serious damage was caused to his lungs or ribs. Morgan had one catch in Sunday’s victory but it was huge catch and one that helped the Saints secure the victory.
During the second quarter of the game quarterback Drew Brees connected with Morgan on a 48 yard bomb that resulted in a touchdown. Morgan’s touchdown helped lead a comeback against the Buccaneers after the Saints trailed in the first quarter. Morgan has been the Saints’ number four receiver but has produced a few big plays similar to Sunday’s touchdown, a number of times this season.
Through five games this season the seldom-used Morgan has only caught three receptions. However, off of those three receptions Morgan has accumulated 133 yards and two touchdowns. Despite being low on the depth chart Morgan has proven his worth and comes up big in his limited playing time.
Morgan is the Saints’ speedster receiver and is always a deep threat and capable of making big plays. The Saints are very deep at the wide receiver position and it is quite a luxury for them to have a receiver like Morgan on the team.
Hopefully Morgan’s injury is not too serious and he will be ready for next week when the Saints play the Denver Broncos. Morgan is a good receiver and has proven he only needs a few snaps to make a big impact.