Saints Injury Report: Dannell Ellerbe returns to practice Thursday

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Dannell Ellerbe said he plans on playing Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers. After not practicing for the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, he returned to action Thursday.

The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers have released their second injury reports of the week ahead of Sunday’s NFC South showdown in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  On Wednesday, Dannell Ellerbe said he hopes to play after missing the last four contests, but he did not practice.  Well, he returned to action Thursday in a limited capacity.  It’s progress.

Saints Thursday Injury Report:

LT Terron Armstead (Knee) – Did not practice
G Jahri Evans (Ankle) – Did not practice
DT John Jenkins (Concussion) – Did not practice
WR Willie Snead (Calf) – Did not practice
LB Dannell Ellerbe (Hip) – Limited
LB David Hawthorne (Thigh) – Limited
CB Damian Swann (Concussion) – Limited
S Jamarca Sanford (Hip) – Full participant
WR Marques Colston (Not injury related) – Full participant
RB Mark Ingram (Shoulder) – Full participant
LB Hau’oli Kikaha (Ankle) – Full participant

Panthers Thursday Injury Report:

DE Mario Addison (Ankle) – Did not practice
CB Charles Tillman (Knee) – Did not practice
DE Kony Ealy (Neck) – Full participant
DT Star Lotulelei (Ankle) – Full participant
WR Corey Brown (Shoulder) – Full participant
DT Dwan Edwards (Ankle) – Full participant

We’ll continue to monitor the status of Dannell Ellerbe as well as Damian Swann, who suffered Week 5 and Week 8 concussions and hasn’t played since.  Swann is eager to return soon but is being cautious, which isn’t a bad idea since the Saints’ season is pretty much in the gutter.  Everyone else will be watched closely too.  The Saints will have one more practice Friday before they release their final injury report and statuses for Sunday.

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