Lasco needs surgery, not ca­reer threat­en­ing

The News (New Glasgow) - - SPORTS -

METAIRIE, La. — Saints coach Sean Pay­ton says run­ning back and spe­cial teams player Daniel Lasco needs surgery for a bulging disc in his spine that will end his sea­son but “won’t be ca­reer-threat­en­ing.” Lasco, a sec­ond-year pro out of Cal­i­for­nia-Berke­ley, was taken from the field in an am­bu­lance dur­ing the first half of a game in Buf­falo on Sun­day. Lasco col­lapsed af­ter at­tempt­ing to tackle Bills kick re­turner Bran­don Tate. The Saints an­nounced later that Lasco had feel­ing in his ex­trem­i­ties when he was taken to a hos­pi­tal. Pay­ton, who pro­vided an up­date on Lasco on Mon­day, says Saints coaches and play­ers were re­lieved that Lasco was able to fly home with the team Sun­day evening and that “the prog­no­sis is good.” Lasco, 25, has played pri­mar­ily on spe­cial teams in seven games last sea­son and three games this sea­son.

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