The New Orleans Saints might be left without Alvin Kamara this weekend
By Bob Garcia
The running back sat out of yesterday’s practice due to a foot injury
The New Orleans Saints are already dealing with the loss of star quarterback Drew Brees and would like to keep the rest of its starters healthy. As Week 11 is now underway and the Saints have control of the NFC South, they want to keep the pressure on the rest of the division for the remainder of the season, and potentially losing running back Alvin Kamara would not be a good thing. Kamara didn’t practice yesterday due to a foot injury, but he is still expected to be in this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons.
Kamara was a big reason the Saints won last week against the San Francisco 49ers, picking up three touchdowns. On the season, he has racked up 486 yards and seven TDs, adding another 67 catches for 648 yards to his impressive stats. Those catches resulted in an additional four TDs to his credit and, if he stays at his current pace, he could end up with 119 receptions this year. That would break the record currently held by Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers, which stands at 116. McCaffrey is out due to injury, which gives Kamara better odds of beating him.
Having missed practice yesterday is not necessarily a sign that Kamara will be out. It’s possible the Saints just wanted to give him some rest before this Sunday’s game. This was a same tactic the team employed with him in Week 9, so there’s not yet any reason to assume he won’t play. However, with Brees sidelined for at least a couple of weeks, the Saints don’t want to give up any more of their top talent as they look to make it to the playoffs and the elusive Super Bowl.