Alabama RB Ingram injures knee

Alabama’s Heisman Trophy-winning running back Mark Ingram suffered a knee injury late in Monday's practice and will miss Saturday night's season opener against San Jose State

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban announced the injury in a statement Tuesday.

According to the release, Ingram — the first player in school history to win the Heisman — had “an arthroscopic procedure” done Tuesday morning.

Saban noted that it was done now so Ingram would not have any issues with the knee later in the season.

A problem for the Tide?

Why would it be when sophomore Trent Richardson, who rushed for 751 yards on 145 carries with eight touchdowns in ’09, was scheduled to get a heavier workload this season anyway. And keep in mind that 'Bama will be playing San Jose State.

Ingram's status will be day to day after this weekend. Alabama hosts Penn State on Sept. 11.

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