Coach Sean Payton said there's a possibility Ginn (knee) returns from injured reserve this season, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports. Among Saints players on injured reserve, Ginn and Josh LeRibeus (ankle) appear to be the best bets to be designated to return. Both have impressed Payton with their respective rehabs, but because the Saints have already designated one player (Tommylee Lewis) to come back from IR, they can only do so one more time this season. If Ginn ultimately gets the call and is activated to the 53-man roster, he would bring some stability to a receiving corps that has had little consistency behind Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara.
Coach Sean Payton said Friday that it's realistic for Ginn (knee) to return from injured reserve in the minimum eight weeks, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate reports. After knee inflammation continued to trouble Ginn coming out of their bye week, the Saints placed him on injured reserve Thursday. The wideout underwent arthroscopic surgery to address the injury the same day, and with the procedure going according to plan, it appears Ginn will have a good shot at returning late in the season. If Ginn's rehab proceeds normally and he's able to resume practicing in early December, he'll be a candidate to return from IR as soon as the team's Week 15 game against the Panthers. While Ginn is sidelined, rookie Tre'Quan Smith appears most likely of the Saints' healthy wideouts to fill the veteran's role as a downfield threat.
The Saints will place Ginn (knee) on injured reserve Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The transaction comes after Ginn was inactive for the Saints' Week 5 win over the Redskins with the knee injury before he sat out Wednesday in the team's first practice out of the bye week. The fact that Ginn failed to demonstrate any tangible improvement with his condition after a full week to rest likely weighed heavily into the Saints' decision to shut down the 33-year-old speedster. With Ginn sidelined for at least the next eight weeks by virtue of the IR move, opportunity knocks for Cameron Meredith (knee) and rookie Tre'Quan Smith to seize the No. 2 receiver role behind top wideout Michael Thomas.
Ginn (knee) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Ginn has dealt with a knee injury for most of the season and eventually took a seat Week 5 against Washington. After having the bye week to heal up, he remains a non-participant in practice. Fellow wideout Cameron Meredith was limited Wednesday by his own knee injury, ensuring uncertainty with the state of the Saints' receiving corps heading into Sunday's game in Baltimore. Ginn will have two more chances to make an appearance at practice or risk yet another absence.
Ginn (knee) didn't participate in the open portion of practice Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. It appears the bye week didn't provide quite enough time for Ginn to make a full recovery from the knee injury that kept him out in Week 5. Another absence Sunday in Baltimore would free up playing time for Cameron Meredith and Tre'Quan Smith, though it's still possible Ginn makes it back to practice by the end of the week.
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