Injury report for Saints short for Thursday practice


Oct 28, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) runs past Denver Broncos safety Mike Adams (20) on a 29-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE

As the New Orleans Saints head into the match up against the Philadelphia Eagles they are going to need all the healthy bodies they can get.  Thursday’s injury report after practice was short but involved two key players.

Running back Darren Sproles was held out due to a hand injury.  Sproles is usually pretty durable so hopefully we’ll see him back for Friday’s practice.  The extent or nature of the injury was not known.

Special teams captain Courtney Roby was also held out due to a left shoulder injury that he sustained while trying to make a catch in the game against the Denver Broncos.  Along with being valuable on special teams, Roby is also being used more this year as a wide receiver.

Linebacker David Hawthorne who has missed a good bit of time due to a hamstring injury was a full go for the first time in a while.