New Orleans Saints running back, Alvin Kamara, went into Jacksonville with a swollen ankle on Sunday. Despite the ‘questionable’ status Kamara played, but averaged only 2.8-yards per rush and amassed only 66-total yards from scrimmage against one of the league’s best defenses.
The slippery running back is one of the most potent weapons for the Saints offense, which is has been hobbling along under backup quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater as Drew Brees continues to recover from a thumb injury. Despite being 5-1, it’s going to be imperative for other members of the offense to step up as the wear and tear of being the ‘go-to guy’ is getting to Alvin Kamara.
According to a tweet from Saints writer, John Hendrix, Saints Head Coach Sean Payton said Kamara tweaked his knee during the game with the Jaguars.
Payton said Alvin Kamara had a swollen ankle coming into the game and tweaked his knee during it.
— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) October 13, 2019
Not much more is known about the injury, but Kamara did complete the game for the Saints. Coach Payton will probably keep the injury talk to a minimum, but it will be interesting to see if Kamara will be in the game plan at all for the Saints upcoming matchup against another tough, physical defense in the Chicago Bears.