Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Checking the injuries that matter most
By Pat Yasinskas
The first injury reports for Week 2 are out, so let’s take a look at the most significant injuries around the NFC South.
The New Orleans Saints have a couple of injuries that are worth keeping a close eye on. Receiver Devery Henderson (concussion) and cornerback Johnny Patrick (thigh) did not practice Wednesday. The Saints re-signed veteran Greg Camarillo, so they’ve got some depth if Henderson can’t play Sunday. Patrick missed part of the Washington loss with the injury and that left the Saints short-handed at cornerback. But there’s a little good news on that front. Jabari Greer (sports hernia) sat out the opener, but returned and practiced fully Wednesday.
Carolina’s most significant injury note isn’t about who didn’t practice. It’s about running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle). After sitting out the opener, Stewart participated fully in Wednesday’s practice.
As noted earlier, Tampa Bay cornerback E.J. Biggers (foot) practiced fully. So did cornerback Anthony Gaitor (hamstring). Both missed the opener, but it looks like the Bucs are getting their depth back at cornerback. Also, the Bucs are now saying that an MRI on running back LeGarrette Blount's neck showed no problems.
The Atlanta Falcons don’t play until Monday night (against Denver) and don’t have to issue an injury report until Thursday.