Saints suffer tough break before playoffs

Published 12/24 2013 12:01AM

Updated 12/24 2013 12:12AM

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Saints caught a break after a loss to the Panthers, unfortunately the break was to Kenny Vaccaro's ankle.

An MRI Monday revealed a clean snap of the bone in his left foot. The rookie first round draft pick is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday, ending his rookie campaign before the playoffs.

Vaccaro has become a premiere defensive player in his rookie season. The physical safety out of Texas is the Saints third leading tackler.

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