Reggie Bush injury status: The former Heismen Trophy winner and Saints RB did not participate in practice this week due to a troublesome knee injury that restricted his participation in the second half of the Rams game. Will Reggie Bush play? Well he is listed as questionable for the Tampa Bay Bucs game so reading between the lines he is unlikely to suit up given the impending match up with the New England Patriots in Week 12. The break will give Saints number 25 more time to work on the infamous Reggie Bush best friend Christmas card list.
The Reggie Bush best friend Christmas Card list - Coming soon to a mailbox near you!
Jabari Greer injury status: The Saints cornerback did not practice again this week because of his troublesome groin problem, the same injury that kept him out of the Week 10 match up with the St Louis Rams. Here's to hoping the great man is resting up on the couch as I write this. Get well soon partner.
Lance Moore Saints WR: Ever since writing my Lance Moore New Orleans Saints post the ace in the sleeve slot receiver has been plagued by an ankle injury that has kept him out for some 3 weeks. I will hold of praising any more Saints players until number 16 is back and healthy. In the meantime let's hope this rest time will ensure he is healthy and at his best come the playoffs.
Tracy Porter injury status: Following the most innocuous of clashes with Usama Young in the Rams game Saints ace CB Tracy Porter has sprained his left medial collateral ligament (it's something in his leg apparently) and is out indefinitely. That's the bad news. The good news is Porter is likely to be back before seasons end and in the meantime can spend longer on his Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès thesis on the French revolution.
Sedrick Ellis Knee injury latest: The Saints big man spent the week bench pressing his way to a new team record with an incredible 5 reps at the 1 million lbs weight (Warning: maybe exaggerating). He did participate in some practice sessions and is listed officially as questionable. Let's hope we go with caution on this one as he'll be of more value returning against the Pats in Week 12.
Jonathan Goodwin Saints Center: The man with the name that sums up most Saints games this season is still having problems with his ankle. He is said to be probable to return.
Darren Sharper Saints Safety: The man with the plan, the big cheese, the unstoppable, indefatigable, Safety legend is set to return against the Bucs and I for one am doing cartwheels in my head. Hopefully Super Sharper can add to his league leading tally of interceptions and grace us with another 90+ yard touchdown return in Week 11. Here's hoping anyway.
And finally, the man who stops traffic in the down town area himself...
Mr. David Thomas Saints TE: After his stellar performance against the Rams in Week 10 it is a relief to know that Saints legend in the making David Thomas participated fully in practice on Friday and is probable for the Bucs game. With the Reggie Bush injury status looking grim it's a relief to have our quality back up Tight End healthy for the short pass play.
And that's all for this week. Here's hoping for a Jonathan Goodwin tomorrow against the Bucs... Oooh man that was bad, I'll get my coat.