Jameis Winston didn’t practice Wednesday in the New Orleans Saints’ preparation for Sunday’s game against Minnesota at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. But the New Orleans Saints quarterback expects to be back on the field Thursday, and plans to play Sunday.
“Really, it’s more just trying to rest and trying to make sure he’s healthy,” Coach Dennis Allen said of Winston, who was listed with back and ankle injuries on Wednesday’s practice report. Winston has been dealing with four fractured vertebrae in his back.
“I anticipate that he’ll be back out there (Thursday),” Allen said.
“I can’t tell you exactly how the healing process goes. We felt like today was a good day to give him a rest day and try get him a little bit of recovery, and I anticipate he’ll be back out there tomorrow.”
Winston said he was informed Wednesday that he wouldn’t be practicing, but agreed that he would be on the field Thursday. He also didn’t practice last Wednesday in the lead-up to the Carolina game, and was limited in practice last Thursday.
“The main thing is me healing and becoming healthy so I can best assist this team,” Winston said. “My internal problems have nothing to do with the holistic part of this team. I’m preparing my best every single day to be as healthy as I can be for gameday.”