January 5, 2011

Decimated by injury: RB Pierre Thomas to IR

For the second straight day, the Saints lost their starting runningback for the playoff run.

Pierre Thomas was placed on injured reserve without much warning today, as the tight-lipped Saints are in information crackdown as the playoffs approach.

Of the Saints' 1519 rushing yards in 2010, 1135 are on injured reserve (Chris Ivory 716, Thomas 269, Ladell Betts 150).

Thomas reportedly has an ankle injury.

Reggie Bush and Julius Jones are expected to share the load at least in Seattle.  Yesterday the Saints announced the signing of DeShawn Wynn to the 53-man roster, and to replace Thomas on the roster, the Saints plucked Joique Bell off of the Eagles' practice squad.

Other potentially devastating news looms - starting free safety Malcolm Jenkins has yet to practice this week with an apparent kneecap injury.

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