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

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Ingram though did have an  arthroscopic knee surgery before his junior year at Alabama during the offseason according to reporter Evan Silva. 

Not good to have two knee surgeries in that span of time, but usually these are done to “clean up” any bone fragments or excessive scar tissue build up in the area.  But it’s still something to keep an eye on.

The Saints can only hope that Ingram holds up to the rough duties that will be expected of him.  The team gave up a lot to get him.  The Saints traded their 2011 second round draft pick and their first round pick in the 2012 Draft to select Ingram last year.

This ended up costing the Saints in the end since their second round pick was forfeited by the NFL for the teams alleged involvement in a “pay for performance” scandal.

Ingram was having a decent season for a rookie until his injury.  The thought is he should be able to participate in training camp when it arrives.

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Topics: 2011 NFL Draft, 2012 Nfl Draft, Adam Schefter, ESPN, Evan Silva, Joe Vitt, Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints

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  • larryjames836

    I’m just wondering if Mark Ingram was a good investment for the Saints he look like he has some health problems I hope not the Saints put to much in him to be going out early in the year. I know it want stop the show its just the point he just getting started I hope its nothing serious.

  • Gene Higginbotham

    Larry: I agree. This concern was the reason why some teams removed him from their draft boards. Hopefully he’ll overcome it, the same thing happened to Chris Ivory early on and he’s fine now.

  • DARKTHRONE

    This is why we are stacked at RB.  RB’s WILL get injured.  We learned all this in 2010.
    Whether Mark starts the season on the PUP list remains to be seen, but I’ve had a torn meniscus and semi torn ACL, and I got a clean-up… 5-years later it still bugs me when the weather changes, but I’m able to do my job which is very physical… but once again, NOT NFL “physical”…. plus I’m 44-years old AND a mere Heavy Metal singer, despite being one of the more insane type.
    Mark is young and an elite athlete, with several Saints medical staff rehabbing him constantly (as I witnessed Darren Sharper in the Saints facility get the royal treatment after the 2009 campaign).  
    But once again, Sharp is/was much older than Mark, so bounce-back is/was tougher as we all saw.
    If Mark rehabs correctly, he should be ready sometime after the pre-season, because I doubt Pete Carmichael would wanna risk putting him in that early in the healing process.
    Think how coach P used Reggie in 2009… 5-to-8 touches a game (if that), until the playoffs, where Bush ran wild on the ‘Cards.  Smart….
    Lets hope Pete (Vitt is suspended, obviously) uses the same wisdom as his mentor.
    Until then, we’ll see plenty of rooks and Ivory running the rock in pre-season (Chris Taylor and {maybe} that kid Travaris Cadet, depending on how we use him).
    Either way, look for the Saints to still be a 3-headed, or 4-headed MONSTER at RB this season.
    Get well soon #28!!!!!!!
    SAINTS WILL DESTROY
    PA