Friday, January 7, 2011
Injury report for Saturday's game
By Pat Yasinskas
SEATTLE -- The final injury reports for Saturday’s wild-card game between the Saints and Seahawks are out and there are no surprises.
As expected, the Saints said safety Malcolm Jenkins (knee), tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle), linebacker Danny Clark (hamstring) and defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (knee) have all been declared out.
The injury to Jenkins is probably the most significant. Veteran Darren Sharper can take his place at free safety, but the challenge will come in passing situations. Jenkins has been sliding to the nickel spot in those situations much of the season. The Saints may have to turn to rookie cornerback Patrick Robinson or backup cornerback Leigh Torrence in those situations.
Graham’s absence will be cushioned by the return of tight ends Jeremy Shockey (groin) and David Thomas (knee) who are listed as probable and fully participated in Friday’s practice in Seattle. Receiver Marques Colston (knee), defensive end Alex Brown (shoulder) and linebacker Anthony Waters (ankle) are all listed as probable and practiced Friday.
The Seahawks did not list any injured players.