Oct 30, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Saints defeated the Panthers 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
With playoff hopes still alive for the New Orleans Saints, their next test will be back at home against the Carolina Panthers. This grants an excellent opportunity for the Black and Gold to get back ahead in the NFC South, as the Atlanta Falcons will have their hands full on the road versus the Green Bay Packers Monday night.
Kickoff between the Saints and Panthers is set for noon on Sunday, so let’s take a quick peek at this week’s first injury report for both teams following today’s practices.
RB Travaris Cadet (Hamstring) – Limited
RB Mark Ingram (Ankle/Toe) – Limited
LB Kyle Knox (Hand) – Limited
RB Khiry Robinson (Forearm) – Limited
DE Mario Addison (Foot) – Did not practice
DT Star Lotulelei (Ankle) – Did not practice
TE Greg Olsen (Knee) – Did not practice
G Amini Silatolu (Knee) – Did not practice
RB DeAngelo Williams (Hand) – Did not practice
There’s good news for the Saints – the injury report is thin and Khiry Robinson finally returned to practice after missing six games following forearm surgery. LB Kyle Knox also returned for some limited time on the field after he missed four games. His presence can add some depth at the linebacker position, which has been an area of struggle for New Orleans.
Travaris Cadet has been dealing with a hamstring injury for a couple of weeks now, but it hasn’t kept him out of games. Mark Ingram is listed with some new injuries that are likely nothing to be overly concerned about. He did run through drills today, but we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with his status.
For the Panthers, some key players did not practice today. DeAngelo Williams has been bothered by injuries all season long, so we’ll be sure to keep any eye on the Saints killer. Veteran TE Greg Olsen hasn’t missed a game this season, so he’s likely just resting his knee so he’ll be good to go on Sunday.
Star Lotulelei was carted off the field with an ankle injury back in Week 10, so his status remains unclear, but it is likely we won’t see him on the field in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. As Sunday approaches, be sure to check back with us throughout the remainder of the week for any changes in the injury report.