Saints’ Taysom Hill walked off the field in Washington after brutal helmet-to-helmet hit
Saints of New Orleans backup quarterback and utility player Taysom Hill was transported off the field in Sunday’s game against the Washington football team after suffering a concussion as a result of a frightening blow from helmet to helmet.
The Saints were down by six with just over 12 minutes left in the second quarter when a helpless hill was hit hard by Washington’s William Jackson III, who took several steps in the process.
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Hill fell hard and appeared to grab his head while still on the pitch. He was eventually sent off and Jackson was flagged for a personal foul but was not disqualified from the game. He could still be fined by the league.
The Saints ruled Hill for the remainder of the game with a concussion.
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Coach Sean Payton will have to stay with the quarterback Jameis Winston despite his fragile debut with Hill is no longer an option.
Winston threw an early interception at Cole Holcomb, but followed with a 72-yard touchdown to Deonte Harris. Chase Young picked up his first sack during the Saints’ next practice and forced a fumble from Winston which was picked up by Daron Payne of Washington.
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A touchdown from star running back Alvin Kamara and a 49-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Callaway at the end of time allowed the Saints to lead 20-13 at halftime.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.