Saints vs. Lions Wednesday Injury Report: Mark Ingram Back In, Calvin Johnson Held Out


Sep 14, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs the ball during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Following Wednesday’s practice, the New Orleans Saints have released their first injury report of Detroit Lions week.  The Black and Gold have a tough matchup this Sunday on the road in Motown, so the healthier the better.


TE Jimmy Graham (Shoulder) – Did not practice

LB Ramon Humber (Ankle) – Did not practice

LB Kyle Knox (Ankle) – Did not practice

CB Patrick Robinson (Hamstring) – Did not practice

C Jonathan Goodwin (Knee) – Full participant

FB Erik Lorig (Ankle) – Full participant

RB Mark Ingram (Hand) – Full participant


DE Ezekiel Ansah (Toe) – Did not practice

RB Theo Riddick (Hamstring) – Did not practice

WR Calvin Johnson (Ankle) – Did not practice

TE Joseph Fauria (Ankle) – Did not practice

WR Jeremy Ross (Ankle) – Did not practice

LB Travis Lewis (Quad) – Did not practice

TE Eric Ebron (Ankle) – Limited

RB Reggie Bush (Hamstring) – Limited

Like New Orleans, Detroit has suffered injuries here and there for most of the short season.  If the Lions and Calvin Johnson wish to nurse that ankle until he’s at 100%, he will likely miss Sunday’s contest, which would help take a bit of pressure off the Saints’ struggling secondary.

Lions DE Ziggy Ansah also appears on the injury report.  The Week 6 NFC Defensive Player of the Week as been a big part of the Detroit’s bruising defense — he will certainly be somebody to monitor over the next few days.  Reggie Bush said that he feels great and will play against his former team on Sunday.

Of course, we all know the news by now — Jimmy Graham is expected miss the next 2-3 weeks with a shoulder sprain similar to what Browns’ TE Jordan Cameron suffered in Week 1.  However, RB Mark Ingram, who broke his hand against Cleveland in Week 2, was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, but will likely be eased back into action.  It’s a good thing Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas are running the ball well – they will be needed against Detroit’s No. 2 run defense with only 73.5 yards per game on the ground allowed.

It’s also good to see full back Erik Lorig back at practice after suffering an ankle injury at training camp.  He could add a nice presence as a blocker, short-yardage runner and as a receiver out of the backfield with his size and versatility.

Well that’s the first injury report for the Saints vs. Lions contest.  Be sure to check back in during the week for any updates, Who Dat Nation.