JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Saints running back Deuce McAllister says his MRI looks fine.
He unexpectedly sat out a practice on Saturday morning because he had fluid drained from his surgically repaired left knee, then was sent for a precautionary MRI.
McAllister had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in that knee last season. He was present at practice, wearing his jersey and shorts, but only watched.
McAllister is the Saints' all-time leading rusher. He has had reconstructive surgery on both knees in the past three seasons. After his first major surgery on his right knee in 2005, he returned to rush for more than a 1,000 yards, helping the Saints go deep into the playoffs.