New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is likely out for the season with an MCL tear that he sustained in the Week 13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ingram will not require surgery, but his expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks. With only five weeks left in the season and very little chance that the Saints make it to the playoffs, Ingram is probably finished playing.
#Saints RB Mark Ingram suffered a slight tear of his MCL in the loss to the #Bucs, sources say, knocking him out indefinitely and likely ending his season. He’s out 4-6 weeks, but no surgery. With the regular season only being five more weeks, Ingram is almost certainly done.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2022
Fantasy football implications for Week 14
The 4-9 Saints are on bye in Week 14, but going forward, Alvin Kamara will continue to take snaps as the RB1, and Dwayne Washington will likely step in as Ingram’s backup in the run game. New Orleans will face the Falcons, Browns, Eagles, and Panthers to finish off the season.
Ingram added 233 rushing yards and one touchdown this season. He had a season-high 58 rushing yards the first time that the Saints faced the Buccaneers in September.