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AP source: Saints’ Vaccaro needs season-ending surgery

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  • By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer
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  • Kenny Vaccaro

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Saints starting safety Kenny Vaccaro needs season-ending groin surgery and is being placed on injured reserve.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the roster move hasn’t been announced.

Vaccaro has been with New Orleans since they made him a first-round draft choice in 2013.

This season, Vaccaro has played through wrist and groin injuries. He’s made or assisted on 60 tackles, including a sack-and-a-half and seven tackles for losses. He has three interceptions to go with seven passes defended and also has recovered a fumble.

Vaccaro’s impending surgery, first reported by The Advocate, comes as the Saints (10-4) prepare to host the Atlanta Falcons (9-5) on Sunday in a game between rivals vying for NFC South Division crown.
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