Alvin Kamara leaves for locker room after taking helmet-to-helmet hit

AP

It’s a good thing for the Saints that Mark Ingram is playing.

On the eighth play from scrimmage, Alvin Kamara took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones. Kamara immediately went to the sideline for the team’s medical staff to check him for a concussion.

He was examined in the blue medical tent and then taken to the locker room.

Kamara had one carry for 2 yards and three catches for 25 yards on the Saints’ first drive, which ended in a field goal. Ingram looks just fine, with two carries for 7 yards.

The Saints also had linebacker A.J. Klein limp off in the first quarter with what appeared to be an injury to his left leg.

11 responses to “Alvin Kamara leaves for locker room after taking helmet-to-helmet hit

  1. Missed the flag on this one. The defender was not blocked into Kamara, and Kamara was clearly in the grasp of another defender and unable to move out of his way. When will the NFL get serious about this?

  2. I’m sure he will be alright. He looked fine, just the NFL steps of precaution on concussions these days.

  3. This was clearly an intentional effort to put Kamara out of the game. I hope the NFL makes a new targeting rule, and I certainly hope it includes the head coach being immediately removed from the sidelines. This one looked pre-meditated.

  4. Same as the Rams Countess deliberate target of Fleener… knocked Fleener out for the season and Countess missed no time and got the money minimum fine

  5. You can wear the best pads money can buy, strap on the finest helmet that engineers can design as well as enact every rule to try and make the game safer but It doesn’t change the fact that human beings weren’t designed to crash into each other.

  6. Deion Jones misses no time after deliberately knocking out Kamara which hurt the Saints immediately.
    He will pay the minimum fine and miss no time.
    Taking out the opponents best player with s head shot is a play the NFL condones
    Why wouldn’t Jones do it?
    What is $24,000 when you make 5,000,000
    Knock out their best player with a head shot as soon as you can in the game

  7. Karma is a you know what Failcants….Kamara is too. See you in two weeks in our house! It will be a different outcome then. Enjoy the rest of your season! GO Panthers!

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