Alvin Kamara Injury
The Saints are now without running back Alvin Kamara for at least one game. While he hasn’t been lights-out this season, his presence gives the team a lot of security in the backfield. Kamara’s injury may not be a long-term problem, but he is an early concern for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.
Alvin Kamara is questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Seahawks
The Saints are evaluating Alvin Kamara’s availability for Sunday’s matchup against the Sea Hawks, but he is questionable for the game. The running back has been dealing with a rib injury this season and has missed the last two games. However, he has been practicing this week and almost played last week. If he is able to play, Kamara would be an excellent play against the Seahawks run defense.
The Saints running back has dealt with an apparent rib injury during the week. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but is now practicing again and believes he can play. The Saints will evaluate his status at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday.
Dobbins is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots
Dobbins is on a week-to-week basis after suffering a knee injury during the game against the Saints on Sunday. According to Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, Dobbins feels tightness in his knee and has been limited in practice this week. He was not at practice on Wednesday, and is questionable for Sunday’s game against Tom Brady and the Patriots.
The Ravens are not giving up on Dobbins. He’s just being cautious. Despite the injury to Alvin Kamara, the team has a lot of other players who could step in. Dobbins is still a long shot to play, but he will most likely be in the lineup if the other backs are not healthy. The Ravens have said they won’t overwork Dobbins and will likely use a running back-by-committee approach.
Swift is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Panthers
The Saints’ offensive line has already lost a few key players, and now Alvin Kamara is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. Other inactives are Taysom Hill, Ryan Ramczyk, and Marcus Maye. Wide receiver Alontae Taylor is also out.
The Panthers have added a number of new players to their receiving corps in Alvin Kamara’s absence, including Rashard Higgins and Chuba Hubbard. Kamara played through a rib injury against the Giants last week, and he’ll be a big missing piece in the Panthers’ offense this week. In addition to Kamara, the Panthers have also added Laviska Shenault Jr., who was acquired from Jacksonville last month.
Winston is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots
Jameis Winston is questionable for Sunday’s game because he’s dealing with a back and ankle injury. Both players have been limited in practice this week. Kamara is also questionable. Kamara missed last week’s game because of an injury to his ribs. Alvin Kamara missed practice last week due to a rib injury. Kamara was limited in practice this week but is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots.
The Saints’ offense is a little shaky as a whole this week, but a big piece of the offense is Kamara. The Saints aren’t a good team, but they have a few weapons that can make things easier. Kamara is a deep threat and will likely see more targets than usual. Kamara is expected to play but may be on a pitch count.
Kamara is feeling good about playing
The New Orleans Saints have been hit especially hard by injuries this season. They lost their third game in a row last week and Kamara was among those missing from the lineup. The Saints were also without Jameis Winston and wide receiver Michael Thomas. But Kamara suited up for limited practice on Wednesday. While he’s still dealing with a rib injury, he is optimistic about playing despite the injury.
While Kamara missed Thursday’s practice, he’s confident about playing against the Falcons this Sunday. He didn’t want to let his injury affect the team’s game, but he’s feeling good about his chances. He also wants to get as much rest as possible before the game, adding that he is not rushing yet. The Saints need Kamara’s presence on the field to be successful, as their offense is not yet at its best.