As promised, we told you we’d keep you informed. Here’s the final injury report for Sunday’s showdown against the Panthers.
DT Brodrick Bunkley (Ankle)
T Zach Strief (Ankle)
DID NOT PRACTICE
S Rafael Bush (Ankle)
LB Keyunta Dawson (Calf)
DE Glenn Foster (Knee)
All five players are listed as Questionable on the injury report, and we won’t know the status until around the 6:00/6:30PM CST time frame.
The great news is that we don’t see Keenan Lewis or Bryce Harris, Strief’s replacement option, on the injury report. Bunkley did not practice yesterday, and was limited for today. Should he not play, the duties would turn to John Jenkins.
Rafael Bush has played in every single game this season, and has made most of his presence in Special Teams, but has found himself in Rob Ryan’s defensive scheme in Nickel packages.
We honestly thought that Glenn Foster’s season was over, after he was carted off the field against the Falcons in Week 12. However, the injury turned out to not be as serious as initially thought.
It seems like the Saints are in prime position to put the vast majority of their starters on the field on Sunday Night, and as I mentioned before, they’ll need everyone’s help to knock off the Panthers.