running back Trent Richardson is even better than reigning Heisman winner Mark Ingram, Saturday will be their chance for vindication, when Ingram takes the afternoon off to rehab a knee injury he suffered in Monday’s practice. From the Mobile Press-Register on Tuesday:

Alabama’s Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Mark Ingram underwent arthroscopic surgery this morning on his left knee, according to a statement by Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban. Ingram will be out for Saturday’s game against San Jose State and evaluated on a week-to-week basis after that. Alabama hosts Penn State on Sept. 11 and visits Duke on Sept. 18.

“It was a situation where everyone involved thought it would be better to take care of now, so he would not have any issues with it later in the season,” Saban said. […]