Saints TE Jeremy Shockey hurt on TD catch

X-rays on New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey’s ribs are

negative after he was injured scoring a touchdown on his 500th

career catch.

Shockey caught a 7-yard TD pass from Drew Brees late in the

first quarter of Sunday’s 34-3 win over Carolina before he was hit

hard by Charles Godfrey. Shockey staggered to his feet and then

walked to the locker room.

Just before halftime, Shockey was spotted walking from the

locker room to the back of an ambulance while dressed in street

clothes. Coach Sean Payton says it was a precaution to make sure he

didn’t have a more serious injury.

Payton provided no further update on when Shockey would be able

to return.

The milestone catch gave Shockey 33 touchdowns in his nine-year

career.