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Alvin Kamara Shares Encouraging Injury Update Ahead of Week 5

Adam Taylor McKillop
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara shared an encouraging injury update ahead of Week 5.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara shared an encouraging injury update ahead of Week 5. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The New Orleans Saints have been hit particularly hard by the injury bug. The franchise lost their third straight contest in Week 4, playing without a number of notable offensive pieces in Alvin Kamara, Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas.

Neither Winston nor Thomas was able to log a practice on Wednesday, but Kamara suited up for a limited participation as he continues to deal with a rib injury.

Fortunately for Saints fans (and his fantasy managers), Kamara spoke with ESPN's Katherine Terrell after practice with some exciting news to share.

Alvin Kamara Injury Update

The five-time Pro Bowler offered a near 100% guarantee of his Week 5 playing status, saying, "This week I'm feeling great, healthy, ready to roll. So, I'm going to be out there."

Of course, New Orleans' coaching and medical staff will have the final say in this matter, but it's an encouraging sign to say the least. Kamara missed Weeks 2 and 4 with various injuries and hasn't quite looked himself thus far.

The six-year pro has tallied just 100 rushing yards on 24 carries while catching 5-of-11 targets for 19 yards through the air. His 50 rushing yards per game is his lowest total since his rookie season, while his 3.8 yards per catch is by far the worst figure of his career.

Kamara and the Saints will try to snap their losing streak in a Week 5 battle with the Seattle Seahawks. Despite the struggles and injury woes, New Orleans is still listed as 5.5-point home favorites according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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