September 26, 2007 |
Pro Bowl running back Deuce McAllister will miss the rest of the New Orleans Saints' season after tearing a knee ligament. McAllister, 28, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament and injured his medial meniscus Monday night while attempting to catch a pass in the second quarter of the team's 31-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans. McAllister, who earned Pro Bowl selections after the 2002 and 2003 seasons, missed 11 of 16 games in 2005 with a torn ACL in his right knee.
January 20, 2007 |
As the clock ticked down, the New Orleans Saints holding a slim lead, a howling filled the cavernous Superdome. The hometown fans were making it known that they wanted the ball in the hands of running back Deuce McAllister. They bayed his first name, long and low and melodic. The moment couldn't have been sweeter for a six-year veteran who, in this city known as "The Big Easy," has endured hard times. Disappointing seasons. A knee injury. The arrival of a younger, flashier teammate.
September 12, 2005 |
Deuce McAllister ran for two touchdowns, and John Carney kicked a 47-yard field goal with three seconds left to lift the Saints to a 23-20 opening win over the Carolina Panthers. The Saints rushed the field to celebrate the kick in their first regular-season game since Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans on Aug. 29. New Orleans opened the game with a businesslike first drive, running McAllister straight at Carolina's line.
December 1, 2003 |
Deuce McAllister did everything but score. The only constant in the New Orleans Saints' season, McAllister ran for 100 yards for the ninth consecutive game Sunday in a 24-20 victory over the Washington Redskins. "You know he's going to get five yards a pop," cornerback Ashley Ambrose said. "Deuce is a man-child. People don't realize how strong he is, how fast he is. We're going to ride him out."
November 17, 2003 |
Once Deuce McAllister hit his stride, Atlanta's hopes for consecutive victories disappeared. McAllister was held to 20 yards in the first half and had two fumbles, including a critical one in overtime, but he finished with 173 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the Saints' 23-20 overtime victory over the Falcons. His 23-yard run in overtime set up John Carney's 36-yard field goal. "I knew I had no business fumbling that ball," McAllister said. "I should have got it done the first time.
November 19, 2002 |
New Orleans running back Deuce McAllister is questionable for Sunday's game against Cleveland because of a sprained right ankle. McAllister, the NFC's leading rusher, was injured against Atlanta on Sunday. * Detroit receiver Az-Zahir Hakim will not need surgery for his season-ending hip injury. Hakim was expected to have an MRI exam on his dislocated and fractured left hip Monday. The Lions declined to say when results of the test were expected.