Saints lose a linebacker for the year to an ACL injury; Alvin Kamara’s status cloudy
Of the three New Orleans Saints players who left the game Sunday, at least one suffered a serious injury that will require a lengthy rehabilitation, while the status is a little less clear on the others.
Coach Dennis Allen said linebacker Nephi Sewell, who had earned more playing time lately in the team’s base defense, tore his ACL in the win against Tampa.
“That’s going to cause him to have surgery, so obviously that’s a long recovery process,” Allen said.
As for Alvin Kamara’s sprained ankle, much less is clear. Allen declined to comment on specifics with Kamara’s ankle — such as whether it is a high-ankle injury that would force him to the sideline for the foreseeable future.
“He was in for rehab this morning, obviously we’ll see how he responds throughout the week,” Allen said.
Allen described Landon Young’s knee injury as similar to the one he sustained in training camp, which caused him to miss a few weeks of practice. Young had been filling in for injured right tackle Ryan Ramczyk, whom the Saints placed on injured reserve last week.