Mark Ingram (knee injury) practices

Updated: September 13, 2010, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama tailback Mark Ingram practiced Monday, wearing a brace on his left knee.

The Heisman Trophy winner appears on track to return against Duke after missing the first two games with a knee injury. The top-ranked Crimson Tide are also set to get defensive end Marcell Dareus back from a two-game suspension.

Ingram worked some last Thursday, but the coaches decided he didn't log enough practice time to risk playing for the top-ranked Tide against Penn State.

He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee five days before the opener against San Jose State.


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