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Mark Ingram has arthroscopic knee surgery

New Orleans Saints' Ingram celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during their NFL football game in New Orleans Reuters

Saints running back Mark Ingram is dealing with another injury.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Ingram underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday that is expected to sideline him for six weeks. That means he’ll probably miss all of the Saints’ organized team activities and their minicamp in early June.

It’s unclear why Ingram needs knee surgery right now. Prior to last year’s NFL draft there were reports that issues related to Ingram’s knee had some teams dropping him off their draft boards, but Ingram said his knee was 100 percent.

Ingram’s knee held up well for him last season, but other parts of his body didn’t: He missed two games in the middle of the season with a heel injury, then missed the final four games of the regular season and the entire postseason with a toe injury that required surgery.

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24 Responses to “Mark Ingram has arthroscopic knee surgery”
  1. The Buffer Zone says: May 4, 2012 7:07 PM

    When do the paper bags start coming out?

  2. steelerhypocrite says: May 4, 2012 7:09 PM

    Maybe there was a small bounty on his knee during practices…I wouldn’t doubt it, the Saints defense is pretty stupid.

  3. crabboil says: May 4, 2012 7:22 PM

    The Buffer Zone–

    Quit being silly. That’s almost as lame as someone taking this information and claiming that the Saints will be moving to L.A. soon.

  4. paulnoga says: May 4, 2012 7:22 PM

    Playing on artificial surfaces will bring out the worst on any body that has the slightest injury.
    Its not going to get better.

  5. blacknole08 says: May 4, 2012 7:25 PM

    Ingram will probably used a ton this season. Hope he stays healthy.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: May 4, 2012 7:37 PM

    Gm’s all over are now gona get the hint not to draft running backs in the first round anymore, shelf life is 3-5 years and risky to put big money into them, look at the texans line last year, as long as u have a good o-line, any decent back can put up yards

  7. babyhorsemorgan says: May 4, 2012 7:39 PM

    Good news is, that other than his legs, Mark is fairly healthy.

  8. gotcaughtcheating says: May 4, 2012 7:43 PM

    Yet another reason drafting running backs before the 4th round is a stupid idea.

  9. idealisticapathetic says: May 4, 2012 7:46 PM

    if he dies, he dies.

    more touches for sproles (avg 6.9 ypc vs 3.9 for ingram)

  10. hannahsdaddy says: May 4, 2012 7:51 PM

    Why wait until now? Don’t want to be at camp?

  11. bchapman2011 says: May 4, 2012 8:11 PM

    Sure glad Miami drafted Pouncey instead of this guy last year…..Good kid I just dont see his career lasting more than 4 years.

  12. gojags says: May 4, 2012 8:14 PM

    Sounds like Saints will do the #1 overall draft pick next year.

  13. all32 says: May 4, 2012 9:16 PM

    gojags
    Sounds like Saints will do the #1 overall draft pick next year.

    What are they going to DO with the #1 overall pick? The Jags will be closer to picking first than.the Taints.

  14. rogerbrad says: May 4, 2012 9:34 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    May 4, 2012 7:37 PM
    Gm’s all over are now gona get the hint not to draft running backs in the first round anymore, shelf life is 3-5 years and risky to put big money into them, look at the texans line last year, as long as u have a good o-line, any decent back can put up yards
    —————————–

    That’s why they gave Foster a 3 year contract. After the contract that’s 5 years for him…

  15. omniscient48 says: May 4, 2012 9:53 PM

    Ingram said his knee was 100 percent. That is the problem. According to Mickey Loomis, his knee needed to be 1000 percent.

  16. dobberdubinsky says: May 4, 2012 10:13 PM

    This was an absolute waste of a 1st round draft pick, any RB who can catch and pass block will do well in this backfield. Sproles will continue to be the man next year.

  17. jcg23 says: May 5, 2012 12:10 AM

    Dallas really did get the better RB last year.

  18. sasquash20 says: May 5, 2012 1:03 AM

    If this kid stays healthy he is going to be a stud. And all the guys saying Sproles averaged 6 plus a carry, you do realize he carried the ball out of passing formations most of the time when defenses were playing the pass. Sproles is a very good receiver out of the backfield but he isn’t a pound it back. Which means he isn’t a 3 down back. I give the Saints credit they do have 4 pretty good backs. I think they should run more and control the clock to keep that defense off the field and fresher.

  19. pantherdan says: May 5, 2012 1:06 AM

    Yeah a real smart pick and genius Loomis (the liar move)…A guy who was already getting hurt at Alabama and then drafted by a turf playing team (with the worst turf in the NFL by the way)….

    hey aints baggers, that karma stuff is a bizatch huh?

  20. 4thqtrsaint says: May 5, 2012 3:59 AM

    I love how everybody is hoping and praying the sky is falling for the Saints. Its like all the fat girls at the prom are hoping the school bombshell gets sick before prom, so they’ll have a shot at being the belle of the ball.

    Don’t worry, fat girls… Got some Pepto in the medicine cabinet… The skinny black and gold b*tch is ready to paaartay!! You can come to the ball anyway. Somebody’s got to get our punch.

    ;P

  21. samapoc says: May 5, 2012 6:48 AM

    The Saints wasted two picks on this bum. This is the real reason why they shouldn’t be allowed to draft earlier than the 3d round.

  22. dukemarc says: May 5, 2012 10:43 AM

    This guy probably has about 20-25 NFL games left in him before his body completely fails. Another reason not to take a college RB early in the draft who had a lot carries.

  23. 504in860 says: May 6, 2012 2:59 AM

    pantherdan says:
    May 5, 2012 1:06 AM
    Yeah a real smart pick and genius Loomis (the liar move)…A guy who was already getting hurt at Alabama and then drafted by a turf playing team (with the worst turf in the NFL by the way)….

    hey aints baggers, that karma stuff is a bizatch huh?
    —————————————————

    Hahahahahaha…Panthers. Get ready for another sweep.

  24. akilimak says: May 6, 2012 6:45 PM

    The Saints would have been better off drafting DeMarco Murray. He would have been a better fit and can catch out the backfield..

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