Several New Orleans Saints key players added to injury list after fallout against Redskins


August 17, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson (19) against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Jaguars defeated the Saints 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

During the Saints versus Redskins game, wide receiver Devery Henderson and cornerback Johnny Patrick left the field and did not return.

Within the second quarter of Sunday’s game, CB Patrick was attempting to break up a pass and injured his right knee and did not return back to the game. To add more injury, he was seen carted off and unable to bear weight on his own.

Patrick’s injury came at the worst time as the Saints cornerback roster is extremely sparse and Saints secondary and newly acquired cornerback Jerome Murphy will be taking his place. As it is the Saints secondary is missing the talents of starting cornerback Jabari Greer, who is still out with a groin injury.

Saints trainers are hopeful for Greer’s return when the Saints play the Panthers on September 16th. It is still unclear and no reports have been made regarding Patrick’s injury or return to the game.

After half time, Saints receiver Devery Henderson had some sort of head injury after making his only reception. Henderson, like Patrick, was unable to get up on his own and walk to the locker room. With the NFL’s new concussion policy, Henderson will have to undergo several testing procedures before he can make an appearance.

In the last few days the Saints have added several receivers in case Henderson is out for a bit of time. A good candidate for filing his spot would be special teams captain Courtney Roby, who would start fourth on the depth chart.

Hopefully both our boys are feeling better within the next few weeks, as the entire team needs their talents.