The New Orleans Saints will be without their top pass rusher for Sunday's home playoff game against the Chicago Bears.
As Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk explained, defensive end Trey Hendrickson won't be available through the weekend due to a lingering neck issue that also kept him sidelined for the Week 16 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
It's an unfortunate blow for the 26-year-old who leads the Saints with 13.5 sacks, 71 sack yards and 13.5 tackles for loss. No other New Orleans player recorded double-digit sacks during the season.
The Saints added that guard Nick Easton is also ruled out with a concussion.
Superstar running back Alvin Kamara remains on pace to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday ahead of kickoff. The 25-year-old who leads the Saints with 932 rushing yards, 83 receptions, 107 targets and 756 receiving yards has vowed to take the field against Chicago:
See y’all Sunday ❤️— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) January 8, 2021