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Hernia surgery for Jabari Greer

The Saints have been holding their own on defense, despite a recent rash of injuries to the secondary.  And there had been optimism that cornerbacks Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter would soon be back. 

Greer won’t be back in the immediate future.

Listed on the injury report as having a “groin” injury, Greer had a sports hernia, and he has had surgery to repair it.

The procedure was performed on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Greer is expected to return no sooner than Week 17.  But we think that’s a little optimistic.  The more realistic return date seems to be the divisional round of the playoffs, on the weekend of January 16 and 17.

Greer has not played since November 8.  Porter last played on November 15.

Porter practiced neither Wednesday or Thursday of this week due to his knee injury.

It’s not as if the Saints have lost anything without Greer and Porter.  But if they miss much more time and have to defend against a high-end passing attack without much of a chance to get back in game shape, the Saints might be better off using the guys who have been playing.

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11 Responses to “Hernia surgery for Jabari Greer”
  1. bluestree says: Dec 10, 2009 3:37 PM

    Key injuries like this are hard to overcome but the Saints have the moxie. What other team would not have dropped a game losing both corners? I hope they can hold up, at least till they face my team.

  2. filthymcnasty says: Dec 10, 2009 3:38 PM

    why did they cut McAlister again?

  3. sim448 says: Dec 10, 2009 4:08 PM

    trouble with high end passing attacks? umm, they just kicked the shit out of one of the best passing attacks in the nfl when they destroyed the pats.

  4. bluestree says: Dec 10, 2009 4:33 PM

    filthymcnasty; I don’t know why, Peyton runs a pretty tight operation, but I though McAlister peaked with the Ravens a while back and was more a product of the system and the talent around him. Never saw him as a game changer. Love the way Drew is embracing the undefeated season! Straight out, no bull. I’ve always liked him since Purdue days, he always looked like the real deal to me, but this year he’s taking no prosoners!

  5. scomibord says: Dec 10, 2009 4:38 PM

    Porter should be back next week and the predator is playing like a beast. They also signed another FA CB(I think it is McAuley).

  6. Manbearpig says: Dec 10, 2009 4:40 PM

    @simm448 – yeah they did a good job of containing the high-octane machine that is Jason Campbell and the Redskins too, didn’t they?
    Good thing they are a team of destiny (read: luck).

  7. dead money says: Dec 10, 2009 4:49 PM

    “The Saints have been holding their own on defense… ” ????!!!!????WTF!!!???!!!???
    Didn’t the clown-car known as the Redskins Franchise just hang thirty on them and give them the game 3 times????? Dude.

  8. Krow says: Dec 10, 2009 4:57 PM

    And they always said you’d go blind. Ha…

  9. daveomcd says: Dec 10, 2009 5:18 PM

    Fujita out is hurting Saints alot too :(

  10. sandy70 says: Dec 11, 2009 11:10 AM

    dead money says:
    December 10, 2009 4:49 PM
    “The Saints have been holding their own on defense… ” ????!!!!????WTF!!!???!!!???
    Didn’t the clown-car known as the Redskins Franchise just hang thirty on them and give them the game 3 times????? Dude.
    ———————————————
    To reiterate, since you missed it…they kicked the crap out of the Patriots high octane offense.

  11. BigEasy33 says: Dec 11, 2009 4:54 PM

    @ Deadmoney
    Yeah, they hung 30 but we hung 33….12-0 biatch!!! thats all that matters!!!!

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