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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Saints injuries: Similar to last week

By Mike Triplett

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' injury report hasn't changed much from last week. Five players were held out of team drills Wednesday -- receiver Lance Moore (hand), running back Mark Ingram (toe), safety Roman Harper (knee), defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (calf) and defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker (knee).

The news was good in general, with no new players being held out. Cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) and defensive end Tom Johnson (hamstring) participated in team drills on a limited basis.

Plus, Ingram and Bunkley were suited up for practice and did some individual work -- a good sign that they're on the mend. And Walker played last week after taking Wednesday off, so he could possibly just be taking a day of rest.

The Saints don't offer any specific details on injuries, so it's too early to predict whether any of those five players who were held out can play Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

Moore said after Monday night's game that his hand just needs time to heal -- and that it's different from trying to rehab a muscle injury. He didn't offer specific details on his injury but said he was hoping to return sooner than later.

Obviously the Saints would love to have Moore back since he's such a key part of their offense. But as they proved in their 38-17 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Monday, they still have a deep enough arsenal to thrive in the passing game without him.