The Saints wide receiver, who reportedly tore his Achilles tendon while running a routine route during practice, seemingly confirmed the bad news on Twitter. He was carted off the practice field and taken to get an MRI.
Soon after, Bryant tweeted a message of determination, writing that the injury "is the ultimate test".
Even if he can't get on the field himself, Bryant can offer his Saints teammates support and advice through his long experience in the NFL.
If Bryant did tear his Achilles, it's a devastating blow for the receiver who was participating in just his second practice with the Saints, CBS Sports reports.More news: Adriana Lima’s Tearful Final Walk as a Victoria’s Secret Angel
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Payton said, via multiple reporters, that Bryant is about five pounds heavier than the team would like, but that's something they consider normal and that they liked what they saw in this week's workout.
The 30-year-old signed with the Saints on Wednesday following a workout in New Orleans a day earlier.
This is a developing story.