Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara suffered an injury early in the first quarter against the Falcons after being hit by linebacker Deion Jones.
Kamara immediately left the field, and was evaluated in the injury tent. Then they took him to the dressing room.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on the extent of the injury:
#Saints RB Alvin Kamara is in the locker room tested for a concussion. New Orleans could be without him for the rest of the night.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 8, 2017
What does this mean for Saints? Kamara is one of the biggest weapons on the team. He's a rookie, but he's formed half of the Saints' killer duo, along with Mark Ingram.
Kamara was captured in the third round of the NFL 2017 draft in Tennessee, and has had an immediate impact. So much so that Saints head coach Sean Payton was praised earlier in the week.
"Look, if we had known what we were going to get as a runner, we would not have taken him to third place," he told the Times-Picayune . "We would have taken it before."
The 5-pounder and 215-pound runner joined Charley Taylor and Billy Sims as the only rookies in NFL history to have 600 yards on the ground and in the air last week.
Kamara has been a stud this season. Arriving at Thursday's game, Kamara had 86 runs for 606 yards and seven touchdowns, that's good for an average of seven yards per carry.
His receiver numbers are equally impressive, with 60 receptions for 614 yards and four touchdowns. . Again, averaging an impressive 10.2 yards per reception.