Raiders FB Alec Ingold had his season cut short after tearing his ACL in the Raiders’ Week 10 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ingold was injured while playing punt coverage and was down in pain before being carted off the field. Ingold was emotional as he left the field, and the Raiders will be without their third-year fullback and special teams contributor for the remainder of the year.
Tests Monday confirmed that Ingold has an isolated ACL tear, according to Tom Pelissero, meaning that Ingold did not suffer any other ligament tears in his knee.
Ingold had 10 catches on 12 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown so far this season according to Pro Football Reference. He also had 2 carries for 1 yard, 4 combined tackles, and a fumble recovery.
Ingold is the type of football player whose impact isn’t regularly seen on the stat sheet. Role players are critical to rounding out a team’s 53-man roster. With Alec Ingold suffering a torn ACL, the Raiders will turn to the depth down their roster to fill the void. Ingold was the only fullback on the Raiders’ roster, but the team may opt to use TE Foster Moreau in that role as he filled in for Ingold during the loss against the Chiefs.
The Raiders also signed 25-year-old FB Sutton Smith to the practice squad. Smith was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft and has bounced around the league ever since.
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