New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro left Week 16's game against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter after suffering an injury that required the cart to take him off the field.

Vaccaro made two tackles before leaving the contest.

The No. 15 overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft has become a staple of the Saints defense, as he has started all 14 games for which he has been active. Entering Week 16, Vaccaro had made 77 tackles and had also recorded one interception, one sack and one forced fumble.