The Saints will be without their top attacking player on Thanksgiving night.
Alvin Kamara will miss a third game in a row for the Saints while he faces a knee injury that has plagued him since Week 10. As a result, New Orleans will play short with the Bills in the game. second career match on Thanksgiving at the Superdome.
Kamara has been able to train only once in the past three weeks. It is unclear when he will be able to return to action for the Saints.
Why didn’t Kamara play? Here’s everything you need to know about his injury and who could replace him.
Why doesn’t Alvin Kamara play?
Kamara has missed the Saints’ last two games in the face of a reported MCL sprain. He’s not in practice Monday through Wednesday this week and hasn’t practiced since being restricted to the Wednesday before Week 11.
The Saints had hoped that Kamara would be able to play in their Week 11 game against the Eagles. However, he suffered a glaring defeat, which is why he didn’t train on Thursday or Friday after coming out on the Wednesday before that game.
Kamara last played in the Saints’ Week 9 loss to the Falcons. He produced a total of 104 yards and the lowest TD on 17 touchdowns of the season in that competition. He has shown minimal signs of wear and tear in the game.
Mark Ingram would normally be next for the saints when Kamara is out, but he is dealing with a knee injury of his own. He has game problems. If he can’t play, the recently activated Tony Jones Jr will take on the main support role for the Saints.
Special teams pass Dwayne Washington and journeyman Josh Adams covers the depth behind Jones.