Alvin Kamara misses Wednesday practice session, still expected to play vs. Eagles

This might be worth watching. The New Orleans Saints hit the practice field on Wednesday without top running back Alvin Kamara, who head coach Dennis Allen said was excused due to a personal issue. However, NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill reports that Kamara is still expected to be available for Sunday’s game with the Philadelphia Eagles. So this absence shouldn’t be a lasting problem, though the Saints did list him on their Wednesday injury report with a quadriceps ailment.

New Orleans’ running backs rotation hasn’t exactly inspired much confidence lately. Veteran back David Johnson (12 carries for 24 yards) has gotten the nod over recent waiver wire pickup Eno Benjamin as the No. 2 runner behind Kamara, with special teams ace Dwayne Washington out of action for several weeks with recurring cluster migraines. Mark Ingram II is on injured reserve for the rest of the regular season due to a knee injury, leaving Derrick Gore as their only remaining option on the practice squad.

This absence probably wasn’t related to Kamara’s Las Vegas assault case. His attorneys are scheduled to meet in court for a hearing on Jan. 23, 2023, but Kamara himself isn’t required to attend until at least the trial date on March 1, 2023.

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