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Saints, Panthers Release Tuesday Injury Report

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Aug 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints center Jonathan Goodwin (51) against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Only two more days until the New Orleans Saints head on the road to take on their division opponent, the Carolina Panthers.  It’s an intriguing matchup as both teams go head to head to claim the number one spot in the NFC South.  With Thursday Night Football just around the corner, Tuesday’s injury report has been released.

New Orleans Saints:

RB Khiry Robinson (Forearm) – Did not practice

RB Pierre Thomas (Shoulder) – Did not practice

LB David Hawthorne (Hand) – Did not practice

FB Austin Johnson (Knee) – Did not practice

TE Jimmy Graham (Shoulder) – Limited

C Jonathan Goodwin (Knee/ankle) – Limited

LB Kyle Knox (Ankle) – Limited

Carolina Panthers:

T Byron Bell (Knee) – Did not practice

CB Bene Benwikere (Ankle) – Did not practice

LB Chase Blackburn (Knee) – Did not practice

WR Philly Brown (Concussion) – Did not practice

S Thomas DeCoud (Hamstring) – Did not practice

G Amini Silatolu (Calf) – Did not practice

G Trai Turner (Knee) – Did not practice

RB Fozzy Whitaker (Thigh) – Did not practice

T Nate Chandler (Thigh) – Limited

DT Kawann Short (Ankle) – Limited

RB DeAngelo Williams (Ankle) – Limited

LB Jason Williams (Hip) – Did not practice

Nothing has changed from yesterday for both the Saints and Panthers.  It remains unclear as to the seriousness of Khiry Robinson‘s forearm injury, and after missing the last game against the Green Bay Packers, he remains questionable to suit up on Thursday night.

Pierre Thomas is likely going to miss another game or two after suffering a shoulder injury against the Detroit Lions.  Expect Mark Ingram to again carry the majority of the workload following a career performance this past weekend.

It also remains unclear whether or not David Hawthorne, who came up big with a crucial third-quarter interception Sunday night, will dress out in Carolina.

For the Panthers, players like Thomas DeCoud, Chase Blackburn and Bene Benwikere are a huge part of their defense.  After being held out today, we’ll have to see if they get any action on the practice field tomorrow.  If not, they will likely be a game-time decision.

According to the Charlotte Observer, DeAngelo Williams is ready to roll.  Coach Ron Rivera said the Saints killer will get the start at running back in a backfield that also includes another dangerous runner, Jonathan Stewart.

With just two days remaining until the big divisional showdown, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date if anything changes, Who Dat Nation.

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