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.