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Saints, Packers Friday Injury Report: Khiry Robinson Ruled Out For Sunday

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Sep 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) runs with the ball against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers have both released their final injury reports of the week.  With the big Sunday night showdown in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome just days away, here’s what we’re looking at:

New Orleans Saints:

C Jonathan Goodwin (Knee/Ankle) – Did not practice/Out Sunday

RB Khiry Robinson (Forearm) – Did not practice/Out Sunday

LB Kyle Knox (Ankle) – Did not practice/Out Sunday

RB Pierre Thomas (Shoulder) – Did not practice/Out Sunday

CB Keenan Lewis (Knee/Shoulder) – Limited/Questionable

LB Ramon Humber (Ankle) – Limited/Questionable

TE Jimmy Graham (Shoulder) – Limited/Questionable

NT Brodrick Bunkley (Concussion) – Limited/Questionable

CB Patrick Robinson (Hamstring) – Full participant/Probable

Green Bay Packers:

S Morgan Burnett (Calf) – Did not practice/Questionable

CB Sam Shields (Knee) – Did not practice/Doubtful

DE Datone Jones (Ankle) – Did not practice/Out

RB James Starks (Ankle) – Limited/Probable

Well, there is good news and bad news for the Black and Gold, so I’ll start with the bad news first.  Khiry Robinson has officially been ruled out for the Sunday night matchup due to a forearm injury.  In the absence of Khiry and Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet will handle the load.  Opportunity is knocking for young Cadet, as he should be a major part of the passing game out of the backfield against the Packers.

Now for the good news, it sounds like Green Bay CB Sam Shields will miss his second-straight game.  Coach Mike McCarthy was hoping his No. 1 corner would be available against Drew Brees, but it seems as if he’ll be sidelined for another week.  If Morgan Burnett, the Packers’ leading tackler, is unable to play, then the Saints offense could be in business.

Green Bay is already ranked second to last in run defense, but ranks No. 5 overall in pass defense.  However, the loss of their two best defensive backs could mean trouble for The Pack.  With crucial injuries to both sides, it will be interesting to see what kind of approach Sean Payton and company take Sunday night.

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