Alvin Kamara’s relating to month-long absence is coming to an kill.
Saints coach Sean Payton urged journalists Thursday he expects Kamara (knee/ankle) to play Sunday against the division-rival Atlanta Falcons.
Kamara has been out of rate attributable to a combination of ankle and knee injuries suffered on the observe field and in the future of a sport. It used to be in the latter contest that Kamara suffered the knee injure.
The combination of the two have kept him out in Weeks 7 and 8, and the bye week came on the categorical time for the working attend in Week 9.
Happily for the Saints, Latavius Murray has completed a pleasing job handling the added workload out of the backfield, averaging 4.6 yards per elevate in Fresh Orleans’ final two video games. The Saints also benefitted from welcoming attend quarterback Drew Brees per week after Kamara overlooked his first sport.
Contain no mistake, though: The 7-1 Saints would grand reasonably have Kamara readily available than no longer. The two-time Knowledgeable Bowl runner brings a uncommon, unhealthy component to Fresh Orleans’ total offense, and when paired with Brees, makes for a nightmarish week of preparation and execution for most NFL teams.
With Kamara now benefitting from three weeks of leisure and returning wholesome, the Saints’ ceiling is handiest heightened.