Both the Eagles and Saints are dealing with a handful of injuries heading into their Week 11 game at The Linc.
For New Orleans, their most notable absence from practice on Thursday was running back Alvin Kamara, who continues to deal with a nagging knee injury. He practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday. It’s unclear if his absence on Thursday was a set back or just a part of his process to getting back in time for Sunday.
Kamara is easily the biggest weapon Sean Payton has on the offensive side of the ball, so it goes without saying his injury status for this game will be pivotal.
Kamara is just one of several key injuries for New Orleans’ offense heading into this week. Taysom Hill is dealing with a foot injury, and both of their starting tackles could potentially miss this weekend’s contest. Terron Armstead (knee/shoulder) and Ryan Ramczyk (knee) missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
As for the Eagles, their injury outlook is a little more positive. Miles Sanders‘ 21-day practice window was opened up, meaning he can be activated off the IR anytime between now and December 8. It’s unlikely he’ll return this week, but his playmaking ability will certainly be a welcomed addition to their backfield once he’s back on the field.
Tight end Dallas Goedert suffered a concussion in the win over Denver and was in concussion protocol for most of this week. He returned to practice in a limited capacity on Thursday. He’s still not out of the woods yet, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Goedert is a focal point of the Eagles passing attack. If he’s unable to go, Jalen Hurts will be without arguably his best pass catching threat.
We’ll get a clearer picture on these injuries once the final injury report is released Friday.