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Dolphins vs. Saints: Lance Moore Injury a Cause for Concern


Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) during pre game warmups prior to kickoff against the Oakland Raiders. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore continues to struggle with a wrist injury and may miss the team’s Monday Night Football showdown with the Miami Dolphins.

ESPN’s Mike Triplett has the injury details for the Saints:

The Saints officially ruled out two players on Saturday — safety Roman Harper (knee) and defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (calf).

Eight others are listed as questionable. But the three players in the most jeopardy of missing the game are Moore, tailback Mark Ingram (toe) and defensive end Tom Johnson (hamstring) after they missed practice all week.

The others listed as questionable were able to practice on a limited basis this week – guards Jahri Evans (hamstring) and Tim Lelito (calf), defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker (knee), cornerback Chris Carr (knee) and safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (ankle).

Triplett himself took to Twitter to confirm there’s a great chance Moore won’t see the field:

It’s a huge loss for the Saints, a team clearly struggling in the injury department. While there are capable backups like Nick Toon on the roster to help pick up some slack with Moore absent, the task won’t be simple against an outstanding Miami defense.

Obviously Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston will see the bulk of the work against Miami, but the lack of Moore on the field could give Drew Brees and Co. some serious trouble against arguably the best defense the team has faced so far this season.

Keep a close eye on how the offense reacts.

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