Saban says Alabama’s Ingram ‘ready to go’

AP: Alabama coach Nick Saban says Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram is “ready to go.”

Ingram has practiced all week for the top-ranked Crimson Tide ahead of Saturday’s visit to Duke. The tailback missed the first two games after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Saban said Wednesday he hasn’t decided Ingram’s role for his first game back. Trent Richardson has started in his place.

The coach says Ingram has been running and cutting well, and it’s important for Ingram to play against Duke both physically and for his confidence level.

Left tackle James Carpenter (ankle) and linebackers Courtney Upshaw (ankle) and Chris Jordan (shoulder) have been practicing after sustaining injuries. He said he expected them to go through the entire practice Wednesday. (source story below)