Saints running back Khiry Robinson, running back Pierre Thomas, center Jonathan Goodwin and linebacker Kyle Knox on Wednesday all missed New Orleans’ first day of full preparations for their game at home against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
Robinson missed with a forearm injury Wednesday after playing five of the Saints’ 74 snaps during their 24-23 defeat at Detroit this past Sunday, but his injury was not announced at the Lions game. He said to reporters on Wednesday, “I have a little boo-boo, but I’m straight.”
Video shows the last of Robinson’s three carries against the Lions occurred with 8:43 to go in the fourth quarter. He rushed around the left end for 17 yards and was thrown out of bounds by safety Glover Quin.
When Robinson landed on the turf after the play, he broke his fall with his right forearm. He flexed the fingers in his right hand and let that arm hang, reaching over with his left hand to high-five two teammates who came up to congratulate him on his long gain.
Reporters saw Robinson wearing a brace on his right hand and forearm during an open locker room period Wednesday.
Goodwin (knee/ankle) and Thomas (rib/shoulder) left the Detroit game early with injuries that were reported either at the game or in the media, and Knox was scratched by the Saints (2-4) with an ankle injury beforehand.
Cornerback Keenan Lewis was limited after hurting his knee/shoulder late in the Detroit game. Tight end Jimmy Graham was limited with a shoulder injury he’s been dealing with since an Oct. 5 game against Tampa Bay. Nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley was limited with a concussion that sent him out of the Lions contest early, and linebacker Ramon Humber was limited with an ankle injury.
Cornerback Patrick Robinson fully practiced Wednesday after missing the Lions game with a hamstring injury.
For the Packers (5-2), safety Morgan Burnett (calf), defensive end Datone Jones (ankle), cornerback Sam Shields (knee) and running back James Starks (ankle) missed practice.