With Jamaal Brown out with an injury and a couple other bumps and bruises making headlines along the way for the Saints this year, they didn't need any non-football injuries to muddy up the waters any further. Well consider the waters muddied:
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Saints starting linebacker Scott Fujita walked into the cafeteria at Millsaps College on crutches Wednesday afternoon following the team's return from a trip to an area water slide park.Well that's nice. You lose your starting linebacker to a tubing injury. I don't want to make a bigger deal out of this than it is (largely because it is not a big deal) but the Saints were the team last year whose opponents suffered these injuries prior to their matchups. Everything fell in place for them. When your first round pick shows up overweight and blames the buffet line and you lose your All-Pro tackle to a bum knee and you look awful against the Steelers and your starting linebacker messes up his ankle on the slip and slide, I don't know, I just get the feeling that this ain't gonna be the Saints year.
Fujita was not available for a formal interview, but as he waited for a plate of food, he said he was going to be fine and that nothing was broken.
He did not describe what happened before making his way to another room with Saints personnel, saying only that he "had a little accident this morning."
Fujita's foot was wrapped, but there was no brace on his leg, only an oversized sandal that fit over the wrapping.