Alabama will be without Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram for Saturday’s opener against San Jose State, and probably longer, after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee Tuesday morning.
His return for the Penn State game looks to be unlikely.
This just illustrates how difficult it is to have consecutive healthy, productive and Heisman-worthy seasons, especially when you are a work-horse back like Ingram.
I don’t doubt that he will come back to put up some good production this year–Ingram’s a warrior with a big heart, after all. But we can pretty much count him out for the Heisman in 2010 which, of course, is what I have written all along (to the consternation of so many of you).
In the meantime, here’s hoping his recovery goes well and he’s back out on the field soon.