Kenny Vaccaro, who did not play the last two games for the New Orleans Saints due to a groin injury, said he will play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
“Oh I’m playing,” the fifth-year safety said Wednesday.
Vaccaro injured his groin in the second quarter of the Saints’ 30-10 win Nov. 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and missed New Orleans’ matchups with the Buffalo Bills and Washington.
Vaccaro said he felt “90 percent” healthy last week but put his status at “105 percent” now.
“Last week was a thing where I could’ve probably played but the risk of re-injury… there was a small chance that could happen and they didn’t wanna take the risk,” he said. “I waited one more week and now I’m good.”
Vaccaro’s return would be welcome for a Saints defense that lost Alex Okafor for the season in the overtime win against Washington. The Saints also could be without standout rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore after he left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury and was not on the field during the portion of practice open to media Wednesday.