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New Orleans head coach Sean Payton announced Friday that Jairus Byrd will go on season-ending injured reserve after tearing his lateral meniscus during Thursday's practice.

Dr. James Andrews performed surgery on Byrd Friday. Per ESPN:

Payton said Byrd was injured on a noncontact play in practice when he "turned to catch a ball down the field."

He said the surgery will require extra rehab because it's a "bucket-handle tear." But Payton added that the repair went well and a full recovery is expected. There should be no carry-over effect.
Veteran Rafael Bush will replace Byrd in the starting lineup.
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