The Saints are going to do without their best offensive player on Thanksgiving night.
Alvin Kamara is going to miss his third straight game for the Saints while dealing with a knee injury that has plagued him since Week 10. As a result, New Orleans will be shorthanded against the Bills in their second Thanksgiving home game in the Superdome in their careers. . .
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Kamara has only been able to practice once on a limited basis in the last three weeks. It is unclear when he may return to fight for the Saints.
Why does Kamara not play? Here’s everything you need to know about his injury and who can replace him.
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Why does Alvin Kamara not play?
Kamara has missed the Saints’ last two games while handling a reported MCL sprain. He was a non-participant for training Monday through Wednesday this week and has not trained since he was restricted the Wednesday before week 11.
The Saints had hoped Kamara would be able to play in their Week 11 game against the Eagles. However, he suffered an apparent setback, which is why he failed to train on Thursday or Friday after seeing the pitch the Wednesday before that match.
Kamara last played in the Saints’ Week 9 loss to the Falcons. He generated 104 total yards and a TD on the season’s lowest 17 touches in that competition. He showed minimal signs of wear in the game.
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Mark Ingram would normally be the next man for the Saints with Kamara out, but he is dealing with his own knee injury. He is doubtful about the game. If he can not play, the newly activated Tony Jones Jr. would. take over as the primary back for the Saints.
Special teams ace Dwayne Washington and journeyman Josh Adams make up the depth behind Jones.