Safety Jairus Byrd has surgery to correct 'disc issue'

Saints safety Jairus Byrd did not participate in OTAs this week after having surgery to correct what head coach Sean Payton called a 'disc issue.'

Payton said the problem was 'asymptomatic' and Byrd would not have had the surgery if it were in season.

Byrd will return to New Orleans in a week. Payton said they will be cautious and likely won't put Byrd back on the field during the OTAs.

He will be ready for training camp, Payton said.

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