Ingram had surgery for a displaced fracture in his hand. Initial reports said he would miss up to a month with the injury, but Payton suggested he could return sooner.
“The procedure went well. It’s just a matter of the swelling, the wound and the bone healing,” said Payton, explaining that Ingram couldn’t just play with a cast because the fracture was displaced. He said Ingram had two screws placed right above his thumb.
New Orleans is 0-2 despite having the second-highest scoring offense in the league. The Saints host the Vikings in their home opener on Sunday.
- Paul Palladino