A key injury ahead of this weeks matchup with Lions is Saints RB Mark Ingram. Only listed as a (toe) on the injury report, we have to hope it isn’t the dreaded “Turf Toe”. This is a particularly painful injury and after winning The FedEx Ground player of the week, it could well limit him in or even cause him to miss the game this week.
Some Turf Toe info from Wikipedia.
A metatarsophalangeal joint sprain is an injury to the connective tissue between the foot and one of the toes. When the big toe is involved, it is known as "turf toe".
Turf toe is named from the injury being associated with playing sports on rigid surfaces such as artificial turf and is a fairly common injury among professional American football players.
Treatment and prognosis
The injury can be debilitating for athletes of many sports who need to accelerate, quickly change direction, or jump. Use of the toes is not possible during the healing process. Since the toes are necessary for proper push-off when accelerating, those sorts of athletic activities should be almost completely curtailed. An extended healing period of one or more months is often required.
Let’s hope this isn’t the case, but the fact that Mark isn’t practicing even on a limited basis may hint to this.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS THURSDAY INJURY REPORT PRESENTED BY OCHSNER SPORTS MEDICINE INSTITUTE
Did Not PracticeT Terron Armstead (Knee/Quad)
RB Mark Ingram (Toe)
RB Daniel Lasco (Hamstring)
G Senio Kelemete (Hip)
TE John Phillips (Ankle)
T Zach Strief (Knee)
DETROIT LIONS INJURY REPORT
DE Ezekiel Ansah (Ankle)
S Don Carey (Hamstring)
WR Marvin Jones Jr. (Thigh)
LB DeAndre Levy (Knee)
RB Theo Riddick (Ankle)
LB Tahir Whitehead (Knee)
We almost have come to expect Terron Armstead to miss practice, and I wonder if the team shouldn’t write off this season and address the knee with surgery if necessary. Lasco should be back sooner than later from the Hammy.