Saints free safety Jairus Byrd is undergoing “minor” back surgery on Thursday to correct a disc issue according to Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com.
According to head coach Sean Payton, Byrd would not have undergone the operation were it the regular season. The team is “shooting” for Byrd to be ready for camp.
Although the Saints appear to have dodged a bullet with the injury’s severity, it’s never a good thing when a player has to undergo surgery in May. The Saints have to hope their big-money free agent prize is ready for Week 1 of the regular season.