Saints running back Mark Ingram said at the end of the offseason workout program in June that his scoped left knee would be completely healed when training camp begins. But coach Joe Vitt said Tuesday that the training staff would monitor Ingram leading to the possibility of Ingram being limited when camp opens Thursday.
There was no update on running back Chris Ivory, who missed the last week of OTAs with an injured hamstring. Vitt said during the last week of OTAs in June that he hoped Ivory would be ready for the start of training camp.
The longer Ingram is out, it may mean at least more early season work for RBs Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory and Darren Sproles. Continue to monitor the situation, which seems to be a three- or four-headed running back attack for the Saints again this year. Sproles will have the most value of the three, and we have him ranked 17th. When healthy, we have Ingram ahead of Thomas on our RB list.