Alvin Kamara, a running back for the New Orleans Saints, said he is healthy and ready to play against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Kamara sat out last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
On Wednesday, Kamara was reported as having “limited” practice. QB Jameis Winston and WR Michael Thomas, both of whom were inactive for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, did not participate in Wednesday’s practice.
Kamara has stated, “The most important thing for me is to contribute to the club in any manner that I can.” “If there’s ever a time when I know my body won’t hold up, I can’t go outside. I’d hate to do anything that might ruin the game for the players. Mainly, I just need to be 100 percent well and available on Sunday.
And that’s why last week’s plans, which were already vague, ultimately fell through. At the moment, I am in excellent health and ready to take on anything. To that end, I shall now go to the exterior.”
Kamara has missed games in Weeks 2 and 4 due to a rib injury he sustained in the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Kamara described his injury as “strange.” “It’s hopeless, and you can’t do anything about it.
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You just have to take it easy on it because some days it feels terrible and other days it feels great when you first wake up. To the best of my ability, I keep up with my rehabilitation program. There isn’t much I can do, but I do what I can to make it more bearable and to help speed up the healing process.”
Kamara indicated he would wear extra protection due to his rib issue. Because of the back injury he had in Week 1, Winston has been supplementing his regular equipment with extra cushioning.
“Just protect it, be on the safe side rather than not and end up with another injury,” Kamara said. We’re going to keep it safe, and that’s going to be fine.
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No new information was provided by Saints head coach Dennis Allen on Winston, who missed all three practices in the week leading up to the Saints’ game in London. Neither Winston nor Andy Dalton, who began for the Bengals against the Vikings, spoke to the media on Wednesday, which is traditionally the day the starting quarterback addresses the media.
“The only thing new is that he’s still in rehabilitation. My current goal is to restore his health, and from there we’ll assess his condition. Now that he’s on the mend, our focus is on getting him fully healed “Allen said.”
Allen added that he was unable to provide a timeline for Thomas’s comeback. In the meantime, Allen expressed hope that his friend would recover and return to the team.