At full strength, the New Orleans Saints are one of the top contenders in the NFC. Unfortunately, however, the team might have to play its first playoff game without its best playmaker.
According to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football, Alvin Kamara did not practice for the Saints on Friday since he was waiting conformation on a COVID-19 test.
Kamara tested positive on his initial test this afternoon, so now he's waiting for his results on a follow-up test to see if it's a confirmed positive.
There's no sugarcoating how big of a loss this would be for the Saints. Kamara is such a unique playmaker capable of carrying the offense on any given Sunday. Last week alone, the star tailback had 155 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Underhill added that Kamara isn't showing any symptoms right now. That's great to hear, of course, but that doesn't mean Kamara is out of the woods just yet.
In the event that Kamara's test is confirmed, he'll most likely miss the team's first round playoff game.
This would be a crushing blow for the Saints, especially since they have Super Bowl aspirations this year. Kamara's absence would thrust Latavius Murray into the feature role.
Murray is a quality player in his own right, but Kamara is simply irreplaceable.
Hopefully this ends up being a false-positive for Kamara, who would love to make some noise in the postseason.