McCown won't play again this season following Tuesday's back surgery, Christopher Dabe of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. McCown was present on the injury report last week due to a lower back injury, but the severity wasn't clear until he was ruled out for an appearance in Week 9 on Friday. After an evaluation with a specialist Monday, surgery was announced for Tuesday, which will subsequently end his season. In his stead, the Saints will bring Matt Flynn into the fold to serve as Drew Brees' backup.
McCown will undergo back surgery Tuesday, Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. While it's unknown if McCown's season is over, his availability in the short term is almost certainly in jeopardy, meaning the Saints could soon turn to Garrett Grayson as Drew Brees' primary backup. Once the procedure is complete, the team will likely release a timetable, if any, for his return.
McCown will visit with a specialist on Monday to examine his injured back, and the injury could hold him out for the rest of the season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. McCown has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, though with Drew Brees healthy, he wasn't likely to get much playing time anyway. Rookie Garrett Grayson is expected to be the backup Sunday, and likely the rest of the season if McCown is ruled out.
McCown (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, NOLA.com reports. There hasn't been any indication that McCown's injury is overly serious, but Garrett Grayson will serve as the backup quarterback for at least one game. McCown filled in competently for Drew Brees back in Week 3, nearly leading the Saints to a win over the Panthers.
Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (ankle) has been deemed probable for the Week 4 battle against Dallas. Cooks logged a full practice Friday, leaving little question as to his Sunday availability. He's been a major disappointment so far, but he should at least have Drew Brees back under center. Oddly enough, Cooks had his best showing of the year in Week 3, catching seven passes (eight targets) for 79 yards while playing with backup quarterback Luke McCown.
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