Saints Reveal Extent Of Running Back's Injury

The New Orleans Saints bounced back from their slow start in Week 8 in a dominating 24-0 shutout win over the Las Vegas Raiders, in which star running back Alvin Kamara notched 3 Touchdown's, but unfortunately for the Saints, it wasn't all good news in the running back room.

Today, the team revealed that backup Mark Ingram suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain, which comes with a recovery time of 3-4 weeks, which is a major sigh of relief for New Orleans, with many expecting the injury to be much, much worse. Ingram currently has 242 all purpose yards and 1 Touchdown on the season, and although he's not playing as much as he once did with this team, he remains a solid contributor, and his absence will certainly be noted. 

The Saints victory gets them back to 3-5 on the season, and just one game out of first place behind the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South, and if they can play the way they did on both sides of the ball and get healthy, they could be in with a good shot at taking the division crown, but right now, they'll have to do it without one of their key offensive pieces for the next month.

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