Saints' secondary hurting after victory over Panthers

Being a member of the New Orleans secondary is turning out to be hazardous to one's health.

Cornerback Tracy Porter (knee) and safeties Pierson Prioleau (chest) and Chris Reis (right shoulder) were injured in Sunday's 16-14 win over the Carolina Panthers. Porter is expected to miss two to four weeks after suffering an apparent medial collateral injury in his left knee, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports, citing league sources. Porter apparently suffered the injury during the Panthers' final offensive drive. The Times-Picayune reports that tests revealed a slight tear on Monday.

Porter missed four games last season with a sprained MCL in his left knee.

WWL-TV reported Monday that Prioleau suffered a chest and lung bruise, which eventually sent him to the hospital. And the Times-Picayuneis also reporting that Reis will miss the remainder of the season, citing a league source. Reis' exact injury is unknown, but it will require surgery, the newspaper reports.

The Saints were already missing safety Roman Harper, who has an injured hamstring.

Coach Sean Payton said Monday that the team would work out several safeties on Tuesday.

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