Mark Ingram expects to be back next week

The New Orleans Saints look to be getting their top running back next week after the bye.

Mark Ingram, appearing on NFL AM Friday morning, said the plan is to return to game action next week against the Lions. Ingram had gotten off to a fast start this year before breaking his hand.

Ingram, for the season, is averaging six yards per carry, which leads the NFL. Ingram was a former Heisman Trophy winner during his college days at Alabama but has been through many injuries during his professional career.

Through the first two games of the season, Ingram appeared to be finally living up to expectations until the injury. Assuming that Ingram can pick up where he left off, the Saints' offense should be in much better shape moving forward.

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