Published August 31, 2010 - 12:18pm
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Mark Ingram was injured during Mondays practice, and had a procedure on his knee early Tuesday morning. Nick Saban gave the following statement.
“Mark Ingram sustained a left knee injury late in Monday’s practice. It was a situation where everyone involved thought it would be better to take care of now, so he would not have any issues with it later in the season.
“Mark had an arthroscopic procedure this morning with Dr. Cain and Dr. Andrews and it was successful. We have full confidence in our medical staff and we know the doctors and athletic trainers will do an outstanding job in taking care of Mark and assisting him in his rehab.
“Mark will definitely be out for this week’s game against San Jose State and we will manage this on a week to week basis beyond this week. We will make every decision in the future based on what’s best for Mark and his career as we consult with Dr. Cain and Dr. Andrews on his progress. This is not an injury that will affect Mark’s future ability to make a full recovery in a relatively short time frame.”
While injuries are never a good thing, this could be a blessing in disguise. Alabama has one of the best running backs in the SEC, in Trent Richardson, as their backup. This should give him the opportunity to get the majority of the carries and keep Ingram fresh for the rest of the season. Ingram will hardly be missed against San Jose St. Lets just hope he can make it back for Week 2 against Penn St.