Should New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram's recent surgery be a concern?

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December 4, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) scores a touchdown during the second quarter of a game against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this evening that New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram had arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday and will be out for at least six weeks.  Should this and some following notes be a concern?

While it’s not uncommon for players to have arthroscopic knee surgery or commonly called a “scope”, this isn’t Ingram’s first go around with surgeries.

In fact, Ingram just had surgery to repair his foot that he injured towards the end of this past season.  This might explain an odd comment that assistant coach Joe Vitt gave in his press conference a few weeks ago.

In the press conference, Vitt explained that once Organized Team Activities (OTA) started, Ingram would be monitored but was “chomping at the bit to go.”

A reporter then asked Vitt if it had anything to do with a car accident that Ingram was involved in a few days before in Alabama.  Vitt said he didn’t have any knowledge of the accident.

After looking over the Internet, the only accident Ingram had been in that was publicly reported was July of last year in Alabama involving an 18-wheeler.

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