Saints Rookie RB Kendre Miller Suffers Knee Injury, Will Get An MRI To Determine Severity

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In Week 1 of preseason against the Chiefs, New Orleans Saints‘ rookie third-round pick, running back Kendre Miller, endured a setback as he suffered a knee sprain injury.

The team confirmed the injury, and Miller is slated to undergo an MRI to ascertain the extent of the damage.

Following the game, Saints’ head coach Dennis Allen addressed reporters and provided details about the injury.

Miller, a promising talent drafted from Texas Christian University in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, incurred the knee sprain during the game.

Miller recorded four carries that yielded just five yards and a 1-yard reception. Notably, this injury potentially aggravates concerns, as Coach Allen mentioned that it could be the same knee that Miller had been rehabilitating during the offseason program.

The timing of this injury is particularly significant due to the suspension of star running back Alvin Kamara for the initial three games of the upcoming regular season. The Saints’ running back roster holds significance, making the depth at this position crucial.

In addition to Miller, the team will relay on Jamaal Williams to provide stability during Kamara’s absence.

The upcoming MRI will play a pivotal role in determining the severity of Miller’s knee sprain and subsequently shaping the team’s strategy moving forward.