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Saints Injuries Keep Mounting

When it rains, it pours. The news on the New Orleans Saints injury front began the year on a grim note, but it has just gotten grimmer if you can believe that.

According to a league source, Saints star cornerback, Tracy Porter, is expected to be sidelined from 2-4 weeks with a sprained left knee. It’s deja vu, Saints fans. If you remember, last year Porter missed four games with a sprained MCL in the same knee. We all know that the secondary is so much more improved when a healthy Porter and Jabari Greer are in the lineup. Without either one of them, the schematics change dramatically.

But Porter won’t be the only one missing in the Saints’ injury-riddled secondary. Safety Chris Reis has been lost for the year, according to a league source, and will be placed on Injury Reserve. Apparently, he has an unspecified shoulder injury that he suffered during the team’s win over Carolina. Although details are sketchy at this point, it is known that the injury will require surgery.  As a result of all the injuries at the position, the team is expected to bring in some free agent safeties for tryouts tomorrow.

But it isn’t all bad news. The Saints are expecting the return of SS Roman Harper for the upcoming matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Harper was out this Sunday with a hamstring injury. Backup, Pierson Prileau is still questionable after he went down against Carolina with what was later determined to be a bruised lung. After he was taken to the hospital for further assessment, the tests for a serious injury came back negative. Coach Sean Payton says he doesn’t expect it to be anything long-term.

The team is also hoping to get Pierre Thomas back from his ankle injury in time for Sunday’s trip to the desert, so that too is very good news.

Of course the Saints won’t issue a formal injury report until Wednesday when the team returns to practice. If anything changes, I’ll let you all know.  Let’s hope and pray that those injured will have complete and speedy recoveries.

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2 Responses to “Saints Injuries Keep Mounting”

  1. Yeah it is heartbreaking for sure. Not only do they have to overcome the adversity of being defending champs (which they are unfamiliar with), now they have injuries piling on as well. I hope it only gets better and everyone heals.

    at least the black and gold has so many weapons to throw at teams, I still think we have a great chance plus most should be back before the post season.

    • I agree with you totally! I’m very optimistic that the Saints will get it together sooner rather than later. You know they found ways to win last year and there were 4 key injuries on defense and 2 on offense. And even though they aren’t playing their best ball so far, they’ve still managed to win–even with all the injuries and stuff. Plus, hopefully we’ll get Sharper back in a couple of weeks. I wouldn’t worry about the black and gold just yet. They’re still a pretty darned good team. It doesn’t matter who thinks they would’ve lost the Superbowl if this or if that, they ARE the defending Superbowl Champs. They worked hard just like every other team that has ever won it and they deserved it. They will click again.

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