Coach Sean Payton announced the surgery a day after the team placed the starting running back on injured reserve.
Ingram first appeared to injure his shoulder in Week 10, and was limited in practice following the team's bye, but hadn't missed a game. Given that it's his left shoulder, we know his 90-MPH fastball following Sunday's touchdown run against the Panthers didn't exasperate the injury -- sorry, jokesters.
A training camp knee injury set Spiller back and he hasn't looked consistently explosive in limited snaps this season. The running back said Wednesday he's ready to prove he can handle a larger workload.
"I think my skill set speaks for itself," he said. "Obviously, they're always looking for guys to perform ... and that's kind of the mindset I try to have. Am I performing when called? Am I being effective on the field? And that's the only thing I try to think about from my standpoint. ...
"I think I have the speed, you could probably look at the Dallas game. I think I have the cutting ability. You could probably go to the Giants game. So I feel great. But I'm always trying to get faster."