New Orleans Saints Training Camp 2012: Cornerback Patrick Robinson Injures Shoulder; Three Others Sit Out Practice

By Alejandro Aviles

The New Orleans Saints training camp opened up last week and everything is going as expected. Unfortunately, that means that injuries will happen during training camp. Cornerback Patrick Robinson is the latest victim bitten by the injury bug. Robinson hurt his shoulder during Sunday’s practice and shortly after left the field and did not return.

Interim head coach Joe Vitt said that Robinson “tweaked” his shoulder and was taken inside the team’s practice facility to undergo more evaluation. Robinson hurt his shoulder while he was defending wide receiver Adrian Arrington on a deep route. Arrington made the reception and as they both hit the ground.

Robinson is the projected starting cornerback next to Jabari Greer and with the Saints’ depleted secondary they are really going to need him. Robinson’s injury is an unfortunate setback for Robinson and the Saints and only time will tell when Robinson can return.

Last season Robinson had 47 tackles and four interceptions in 15 games. Robinson proved last season that he is ready to have a bigger role in the Saints’ secondary and hopefully he comes back soon from this injury.

Robinson’s injury was not the only injury coming out of the Saints’ training camp. Rookie defensive tackle Akiem Hicks missed practiced Sunday due to his lingering hand injury. In addition to Hicks’s injury tight end David Thomas sat out Sunday’s practice due to a back injury. Also, defensive end Donovan Robinson did not practice Sunday because of an injury to his left leg.

The injuries are lingering and piling up for the Saints but they all appear to not be that serious. Robinson’s injury might be the most crucial one as he is a projected starter, this injury could once again shake up the Saints’ secondary. However, Vitt did say that Robinson only tweaked his shoulder and he did not seem too concerned about the injury. Luckily for the Saints all of these injuries are occurring during training camp and the players should have plenty of time to heal up for the start of the regular season.


Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports.

You can follow him on Twitter @aaviles312

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