The New Orleans Saints have been hit with another blow as running back Eno Benjamin has suffered a season-ending torn Achilles injury, as confirmed by the team.
The incident occurred during a practice session earlier today.
Brooke Kirchhofer of NOF Network reported that Benjamin sustained the injury while participating in drills.
The 24-year-old player attempted to plant his leg and tragically collapsed to the ground. Immediate medical attention was provided, and Benjamin was subsequently carted off the field.
Eno Benjamin left practice about 30 mins in from a non contact injury. When the RBs were working with the QBs early on in practice, he planted to take off on a route and immediately went down. He was carted off and didn’t return to practice.#Saints
— Brooke Kirchhofer (@brookechesney) August 5, 2023
Eno Benjamin originally entered the NFL as a seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cardinals.
In the 2022 season, Benjamin’s managed to accumulate 506 yards from scrimmage, partly contributing in the pass game as well as rushing.
This unfortunate injury news compounds the Saints’ challenges, as they recently learned that star running back Alvin Kamara would be suspended to start the season.
The absence of both Kamara and now Benjamin places the spotlight on Jamaal Williams, a free-agent acquisition, who is expected to take up the starting role.
Third-round rookie running back, Kendre Miller, is likely to be the primary backup at the beginning of the season.