Alvin Kamara injury history and updates

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

Throughout the first four years of his career, there hasn’t been a running back more feared than Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints. The only thing that’s unfortunate is that, as a running back, Kamara is susceptible to injuries due to the taxing nature of his position.

While he is vulnerable to getting injured, that hasn’t been a lingering problem for Kamara while in the NFL. He’s only missed games due to injury twice, which came in Weeks 7 and 8 during the 2019 campaign.

Kamara hasn’t appeared in every single game since his rookie season but the Saints have held him out in the past due to not wanting to risk injuries ahead of the postseason. He’s the most valuable player on the offensive side of the ball because of his ability to destroy teams both with his legs and as a pass-catcher.

Saints running back Alvin Kamara Injury History

Kamara has only missed two games due to injury during his career.

Alvin Kamara knee injury, October 2019

The two games Kamara missed in his career due to injury were both in 2019 and they came in Weeks 7 and 8 that season. Kamara injured his knee and couldn’t get the all-clear to go for the next two weeks.

Alvin Kamara ankle injury, October 2019

Kamara suffered both a knee and ankle injury and that forced him to miss Weeks 7 and 8 in 2019. These injuries are common for running backs but fortunately, it hasn’t appeared to set Kamara back much, if at all.

Alvin Kamara concussion, December 2017

Late during his rookie season, Kamara suffered a concussion in Week 14 but was able to compete the following week. He was, however, absent for the rest of the game in which he suffered the concussion in, as it occurred in the first quarter.

Other Alvin Kamara Injuries

Prior to his professional career in New Orleans, Kamara suffered two injuries at the collegiate level. He suffered a knee injury during his final season at Tennessee in October 2016 and that was the first injury he sustained since 2012. In August 2012, Kamara tore his knee and that forced him to redshirt for Alabama, which — as we know — led to him eventually transferring to Tennessee.

Even with the lack of injuries, Kamara is considered a high-injury risk and was ranked as a three in regards to his durability by Sports Injury Predictor. They predict he’ll miss 2.7 games due to injury in 2021 and said he has an 82% chance of getting injured, which — considering his position — isn’t a surprise.

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