Winston was seen in the locker room still dancing and hollering with his teammates while on crutches as the Saints were jubilant following the 36-27 win.
Trevor Siemian took over for Winston after he injured his leg on a horse-collar tackle from Buccaneers linebacker Devin White. Saints coach Sean Payton said the injury looked “significant.”
“He felt something and he’s on crutches right now. I don’t want to say until I have a chance to talk with the doctors,” Payton said.
According to the NFL Network, Winston suffered an apparent ACL injury with possible damage to his MCL. He was 6-for-10 with 56 passing yards and 40 rushing yards before he went down with the injury.
Siemian finished 16-for-29 with 159 passing yards and a touchdown.
As far as Siemian’s standing with the Saints for the rest of the season, it’s unclear. Drew Brees said Sunday night he wasn’t coming back and the team reportedly has no plans to work out Cam Newton just yet.
Taysom Hill could be an option once he clears concussion protocol. He reportedly could be back on the field for the Saints next week against the Atlanta Hawks.