Saints won’t have Mark Ingram in the playoffs

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Saints running back Mark Ingram last played on December 4, when the Saints defeated the Lions by 14 points in prime time.  A case of turf toe has kept him out of action since then, and he won’t be playing again this season.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Ingram aggravated the injury in practice this week, and that he’ll undergo surgery that will shut him down for the postseason.

Ingram’s absence will require Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory, and Darren Sproles to carry the load.  Assuming they can stay healthy.

Ingram, the 2009 Heisman winner, finishes his rookie year with 474 yards and five rushing touchdowns.

9 responses to “Saints won’t have Mark Ingram in the playoffs

  1. well that is an improvement….

    The saints made it this far before an RB went on IR.
    so this week another is due or next game

  2. If nothing else, we won’t have to listen to Chris Berman say “Marrrrk Ingram” for awhile.

  3. Classic case of a bad job evaluating the talent you already have. They really didn’t need Ingram, and unnecessarily fattening up at running back while your defense is such a leaky unit is just bad drafting.

  4. They drafted Ingram before bringing in Sproles, so it wasn’t a case of not evaluating the talent they had before signing Ingram. He’s done a fine job in his role for them this year. Good luck with your surgery and get well soon, Mark.

  5. Another thing is…Ivory has finally returned to form from his injury. Mark carried the heavy load and can do that. Yeah, they have a lot of backs, but that’s a good problem.

    At the end of the day, Ivory maybe a better runner.

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