Saints running back Mark Ingram underwent hand surgery and is week to week, coach Sean Payton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Ingram's hand was fractured and displaced, and he had two screws inserted above his thumb, Payton said.
The surprise inactivity of Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard for the Sunday clash in Minnesota could be due to a shoulder injury, according to the Providence Journal, which is reporting that trainers were giving it plenty of attention before the game.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continued to play on a limited basis on Sunday at the Vikings, catching four passes on six targets for 32 yards without any touchdowns. The Patriots built a big lead early thanks to several Vikings turnovers and wound up not having to throw much (just 22 pass attempts to Tom Brady).