The Saints a colossal road test with serious playoff seeding implications on the line when they visit the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.
In the eleven days since the Saints last played, the team appears much healthier and as a result, there are just five Saints on the Week 13 injury report.
Running back Darren Sproles has held out of the Thursday night game in Atlanta with an ankle injury. He was able to return to practice in full this week and he's considered probable.
Starting guard Jahri Evans is also probable, after he had been bothered by an ankle injury this week.
A defense that was very banged up, as of the last time they played, now lists just three backup players on the injury report this week. Cornerback Chris Carr was limited by hip and hamstring problems but is likely to play.
Defensive end Glenn Foster (knee) and linebacker Keyunta Dawson (calf) missed practice and are considered questionable game-time decisions.
Darren Sproles is a valuable underrated component to the Saints' offensive attack and having him back will be a big boost to Drew Brees and the passing game. After many of the defensive starters were questionable last week, it's also a boost to know they're all healthy.
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