Two of the bigger name players to sit out of the Saints’ Tuesday practice were running back Darren Sproles, and guard Jahri Evans, who are dealing with knee/ankle, and ankle injuries respectively.
According to ESPN, there are many other Saints who weren’t very active in Tuesday’s practice as well.
Ten other players were limited in practice: tight ends Jimmy Graham(elbow/foot) and Benjamin Watson (concussion); guard Ben Grubbs(neck); defensive linemen Cameron Jordan (ankle), Akiem Hicks(back) and Tyrunn Walker (knee); linebacker Curtis Lofton(hamstring/ankle); safety Kenny Vaccaro (concussion); and cornerbacks Chris Carr (hip/back/hamstring) and Rod Sweeting (hip).
It will be difficult to predict how these injuries will play out before Thursday, which goes for most injuries every week. I don’t expect things to be official for those listed until just before game time.
I expect to see Sproles back in action on Thursday, even if it’s just a limited role.