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Toughest guy in a scooter: Vitt back at Saints practice following injuries

Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt is using a scooter to get around practice. (FOX 8 Photo) Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt is using a scooter to get around practice. (FOX 8 Photo)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt's grumpy side is coming out at work.

He is having to ask co-workers for help, and that is just not how Vitt operates.

But, that's what he has been reduced to after tearing his Achilles tendon and breaking his wrist while chasing off burglars over the weekend.

"Just listening to Joe Vitt tell the story about it is priceless, because he’s a great storyteller and obviously that’s a firsthand account, but there’s so many things he’s taught me over the last ten years from stories like that with other people. Now it’s just ironic it’s happened to him," quarterback Drew Brees said.

Vitt fell during the early morning hours on Saturday, but it did not keep him from getting his work done. Vitt returned to the Saints facility in a scooter. It is how he gets around the office now.

"I’m sure you’ve seen him at practice many times. He wants to be in the mix. He has his little spot back there. He’s moving along with his players and he’s running in there and yelling at his guys on offense and defense and everything else and special teams, it doesn’t matter. He’s just a football coach. He’s not used to sitting in a cart. You can still hear him across the field though," Brees said.

Brees said he's not surprised that Vitt would chase the perpetrators.

"I was like is there any inkling to call the cops? That’s what the police are for. Let’s chase after these guys in your socks. It’s some good stuff all around,” Brees said.

The extra days of rest between last Thursday's game against the Falcons and Sunday's game against the Colts gives Vitt some additional time to heal.

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