Saints place Alvin Kamara on reserve/COVID-19 listing

Alvin Kamara is not going to get the prospect to observe up his six-touchdown Christmas efficiency. At the very least within the common season.

The New Orleans Saints introduced Friday that Kamara has been positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 listing. Whereas the workforce declined to say if its star working again will miss Sunday’s finale towards the Carolina Panthers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reviews that Kamara is out for the sport.

Placement on the reserve/COVID-19 listing means a participant has both examined constructive for COVID-19 or has been recognized as a detailed contact of an individual contaminated with the virus.

Alvin Kamara delivered a Christmas to recollect

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 13: New Orleans Saints Running Back Alvin Kamara (41) leaves the field after the game between the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles on December 13, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
It has been fairly every week for Alvin Kamara. (Photograph by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photos)

Kamara will formally finish his season with 932 dashing yards, 756 receiving yards, 16 dashing touchdowns and 5 receiving touchdowns in 15 video games.

Six of these 16 dashing touchdowns, a profession excessive, got here on a single day, when Kamara gave the Saints and fantasy gamers the merriest of presents on Christmas. Dealing with the Minnesota Vikings, Kamara went off for 155 dashing yards and 6 touchdowns, probably the most seen in an NFL sport since Gale Sayers additionally scored six for the Chicago Bears in 1965.

Kamara might have very simply set a brand new NFL report as properly, however misplaced a transparent scoring alternative when head coach Sean Payton opted to with Taysom Hill for a one-yard landing within the fourth quarter.

The efficiency gave the Saints a 52-33 win, and made followers and fantasy gamers joyful sufficient to donate 1000’s of {dollars} to Kamara’s charity. The NFL wasn’t practically as festive, fining Kamara $5,000 for the Christmas-themed cleats he wore within the sport.

Saints nonetheless combating for NFC’s high seed

With Kamara out, the Saints will nonetheless be combating for a first-round bye within the NFL playoffs on Sunday. New Orleans can snag the highest seed within the NFC with a win over Carolina in addition to a Inexperienced Bay Packers loss and a Seattle Seahawks win, per NFL.com.

Latavius Murray will doubtless see the majority of carries in Kamara’s absence.

The worst the Saints can end is 11-5 with the No. three seed within the NFC, having already clinched a fourth straight NFC South title.

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