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New Orlean Saints: Courtney Roby, Chris Ivory Injury News

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In a scary moment for the Saints return specialist Courtney Roby was carted off the field in the second quarter with what looked to be a kneck/spine type injury.

Initially it looked as if the injury was caused by a hit from a Ram defender while Roby was returning  a kick, which jarred the ball loose, when in actuality it happened during the scramble to recover the ball.

Fellow team mate and backup safety Matt Giordano dove into the pile landing on Roby’s neck with his knee, which of course was completely unintentional.

The good news for Roby is that he has been released from the hospital and indications are that no major damage was found. His status for the remainder of the season is still in question.

So far this season Roby has averaged 23.8 yards returning 33 kicks for 785 yards this season and was names the NFC special teams player of the month for his performance in September.

Running back Chris Ivory started out hot against the Rams rushing for 47 yards on seven carries before disappearing from the lineup after the first quarter of play.

It turns out that Ivory began to fill some tightness in his hamstring and was pulled from the game.

He attempted to get loose on the sideline by riding a stationary bike but ultimately the coaching staff thought it best he rest to avoid further aggrevating the hamstring.

Hamstring injuries are among one of the most stubborn injuries to have in professional football and if not treated adequately can plague a player all season.

The Saints will probably limit Ivory this week in practice as a precautionary measure but he is not expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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