Mark Ingram, Jonathan Goodwin among six injured Saints


It was a long list but there were few surprises on the New Orleans’ Saints injury report Wednesday.

Six players missed practice this week including Mark Ingram (RB) hand injury, Jonathan Goodwin (c) ankle injury, Benjamin Watson (TE) groin injury, David Hawthorne (LB) ankle and leg injuries, Erik Lorig (FB) ankle injury, and Markus Ball (S) hamstring injury.

Running back Mark Ingram had surgery to repair a broken hand a little less than a week ago. Coach Sean Payton described the injury as a “week-to-week,” however it stands to reason he’s a long shot to say the least for this weeks game against the Cowboys.

Jonathan Goodwin, center, suffered a high ankle sprain this past sunday, according to a Saints source. The extent of the other players’ injuries is still unknown.

Second-year pro Tim Lelito will replace Goodwin as the Staints’ starting center, as well as backup guard/center Senio Kelemete who was recently added to the 53-man roster.

To further help with their depth during practice this week, the Saints signed center Alex Parsons to the practice squad and released guard Antoine McClain. Parsons began his career as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders in 2010 and made the active roster for the 2012 season, playing in all 16 games with one start. He spent this past offseason with the Cleveland Browns.