Glenn Foster misses Saints’ practice, but Sproles and Evans return to work

New Orleans Saints defensive end Glenn Foster (97) celebrates dueing an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Oct.13, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Defensive end Glenn Foster sat out the Saints‘ practice on Thursday with a knee injury, but right guard Jahri Evans and running back Darren Sproles were full participants after missing last week’s game against Atlanta with hurt ankles, the team said.

Cornerback Chris Carr was limited with a hamstring/hip problem. No one else was listed on the brief injury report, an encouraging sign that the Saints (9-2) could be close to full strength when they visit Seattle (10-1) on Monday night.

Foster hurt himself at the beginning of the third quarter of the 17-13 win over Atlanta. He was helping to make a tackle on Falcons running back Steven Jackson when his left knee crashed into teammate Malcolm Jenkins, who dove into the play in an attempt to make a stop as well.

Foster, an undrafted rookie, has recorded three sacks in nine games this year. He missed the first two regular-season contests of the year with a hurt ankle.

On Thursday, he was seen working out on a stationary bicycle while the rest of his team stretched and participated in individual drills.

“I’ll be back soon,” Foster said after practice let out Thursday. Though he was walking, he didn’t specify whether he’d return in time for the Seahawks game.

“I’m feeling well — you’ll see me on that field (again),” he added.

Seattle gave its players Thanksgiving off. When they practiced on Tuesday, wide receiver Percy Harvin missed practice with a hip injury, and running back Marshawn Lynch was limited with a hurt knee. The Seahawks listed Jermaine Kearse on the injury report with a concussion, but he practiced fully.