NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Saints running back Daniel Lasco will be out for the rest of the year due to a bulging disc in his spine.

Lasco was taken off the field after a head-first tackle during first half of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Coach Sean Payton said that Lasco's injury and the procedure will put him out for the rest of the year, however the injury is not “career threatening.”

Lasco thanked his fans via Twitter for their support and said that he will be “back better than before.”

According to The New Orleans Advocate, Lasco told the team to finish the deal before leaving the game and then raised a fist as he was placed in the ambulance.

The running back has been with the team since being drafted in 2016.