Scratch another Heisman for Mark Ingram?
Alabama's Heisman Trophy winning back will miss Saturday's season opener against San Jose State after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee. Ingram hurt the knee in Monday's practice. After Saturday, he will be listed week-to-week.
"We will make every decision in the future based on what’s best for Mark and his career as we consult with [the doctors] on his progress," Nick Saban said in a press release. "This is not an injury that will affect Mark’s future ability to make a full recovery in a relatively short time frame.”
After San Jose State, Alabama faces Penn State on Sept. 11, followed by Duke and Arkansas to close out the month. In the case of minor arthroscopic surgery, it is conceivable Ingram could be back for the Penn State game.
"It was a situation where everyone involved thought it would be better to take care of it now, so he would not have any issues with it later on in the season," Saban added.
Chasing another Heisman is probably down on the list of concerns for Ingram at this point. Alabama is well stocked at the position. Sophomore Trent Richardson, a preseason all-SEC pick by the media, will likely start in Ingram's place.