Alvin Kamara Suffers Concussion

One of the top drivers of the Saints’ resurgence, Alvin Kamara will not return to his team’s pivotal game Thursday night. The rookie running back suffered a concussion, Joel Erickson of The Advocate tweets.

Kamara left the game in the first quarter after a hit from Deion Jones and went to the locker room. He’s in concussion protocol and will now begin taking the steps to return to the field in time for New Orleans’ Week 15 game.

The frontrunner for offensive rookie of the year, Kamara has been a revelation for the Saints. The third-round pick, once Adrian Peterson was removed from the mix, has teamed with Mark Ingram to revitalize the Saints’ ground game. Kamara already had 1,220 yards from scrimmage coming into the game in Atlanta, pairing that with 11 touchdowns.

The Saints also have Trey Edmunds and Jonathan Williams on their 53-man roster, but Williams was inactive for Thursday’s game. The Jets will face the Saints in New Orleans in Week 15. That game is set for Sunday, December 17, giving Kamara a 10-day window to potentially recover in time.

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  1. Thomas Swanson

    Falcons win 10-7, will win division if they win out. Saints had field goal taken away to end first half because they had too many men in backfield. Thought half couldn’t end on a penalty, guess it’s on a defensive penalty. Brees threw interception in end zone with 1:25 to play. Coach Peyton called for penalty on final play for coming out on field to call timeout. Ingram went down in 4th quarter after he got hit in side.

      • Thomas Swanson

        Hope not! That play to end first half still gets me. The Saints lined up with guys in backfield before ball was snapped meaning penalty was before time expired. Either you count the field goal or kick it again!

  2. Ronk325

    This game proved just how important Kamara is to the saints. He’s clearly the rookie of the year and already one of the best players in the league

  3. Thomas Swanson

    The only reason he didn’t go higher in draft is because he’s from Tennessee!

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