METAIRIE, Louisiana – running back Alvin kamara was ruled out for the third week in a row due to his knee injury while the Saints of New Orleans prepare to welcome the Bison Tickets on Thanksgiving night.
Right tackle Ryan ramczyk (knee) and defensive ends Marcus Davenport (shoulder) and Tanoh Kpassagnon (ankle) were also ruled out for Thursday’s game. To recover Mark Ingram II (knee) and left tackle Terron Armstead (knee / shoulder) are listed as questionable after limited practice on Wednesday.
If Ingram is absent or limited, the Saints will obviously be short-staffed for the running back. Second year pro Tony jones jr., RB / WR Ty montgomery and backup quarterback Taysom Hill would probably be among those who fill the void.
Kamara is not expected to be sidelined long-term, and he was not placed on the injured list after starting to experience knee pain in the Saints 9 Week loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints will play another game Thursday night at home against the Dallas Cowboys in week 13 before having three extra days between matches in week 14.
Kamara was obviously missed in a exhausted Saints offense that has run out of playmakers in the passing game all season. He leads the team with 840 scrum yards, 7 touchdowns and 32 receptions this season.
The Saints (5-5) have struggled with injuries all season – but especially over the past month (including quarterback Jameis Winstonend-of-season ACL tear and receptor Michael thomas‘end of season setback with an ankle injury). The Saints have enjoyed a three-game losing streak for the first time since 2016.