Saints running back Alvin Kamara misses practice again with knee and ankle injuries

For the second-straight day, neither running back Alvin Kamara nor quarterback Drew Brees practiced for the Saints on Thursday.

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Saints running back Alvin Kamara missed practice Thursday.

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For the second-straight day, neither running back Alvin Kamara nor quarterback Drew Brees practiced for the Saints on Thursday.

Brees isn’t expected to play Sunday because of a right thumb injury; rather, Teddy Bridgewater will go for his fifth straight win in as many starts.

The loss of Kamara, who has ankle and knee issues, would be massive for the Saints. Kamara, who has 373 rushing yards and 276 receiving yards this season, has made the Pro Bowl in each of his past two seasons.

Saints tight end Jared Cook and receiver Tre’Quan Smith didn’t practice, either. Both have ankle injuries.

The Bears only had one player limited in practice Thursday — guard Ted Larsen, who has a knee injury. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky (dislocated left shoulder), receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion), defensive tackle Bilal Nichols (broken right hand) and linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe (pulled hamstring) all practiced in full.

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