NFL injury report 2013: NFC South healthy outside bruised egos

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The NFC South teams had a rough weekend on the field, but at least all four teams stayed relatively healthy. The biggest story was Roddy White, whose ankle sprain appears to be worse than initially thought.

The NFC South managed to escape Week 1 of the NFL season without many additional crippling injuries. Here's a run down of the weekend for the division:

Atlanta Falcons

Roddy White was limited during the Falcons' loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, catching just two passes for 19 yards and generally looking too gimpy to gain separation from defensive backs and act as anything more than a decoy. The coaching staff maintained that White was dealing with a low ankle sprain during camp, but White confirmed that he actually has a more worrisome high ankle sprain that could further limit his effectiveness going forward.

Asante Samuel was scratched at game time due to a thigh injury. He was a limited participant in practice throughout last week, so his status for Week 2 is still unclear at the moment.

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers escaped serious harm outside of the projected starters who were put on the inactive list prior to kickoff against the Seattle Seahawks. The team will revisit the status of wide receiver Domenik Hixon, left guard Amini Silatolu and strong safety Mike Mitchell later in the week.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints's defense had a strong performance against the Falcons, but the unit didn't escape unscathed. Defensive linemen Brodrick Bunkley and Tyrunn Walker, and cornerback Patrick Robinson all left Sunday's game with apparent leg injuries. Walker actually had to be carted off the field.

There is no word yet on the severity of the injuries. Wednesday's injury report should be revealing.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Besides the players marked inactive before game time, the Buccaneers remained healthy following Sunday's loss to the New York Jets, outside of a few bruised egos.

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