Alvin Kamara sends gifts to NFL official injured in Saints-Lions game

Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints tried to make the best of a bad situation this week by giving the NFL referee who dislocated his knee on Sunday a signed ball and jersey

As Kamara collided with him with substantial force, Nick Piazza, who was working the sideline during the Saints-Lions game,

, couldn't get out of the way fast enough. Piazza had to leave the field on a cart before being taken to a nearby hospital for

treatment of his dislocated knee. Reporter Jeff Duncan posted a photo of Piazza wearing his new Saints clothing. Despite the full-leg brace

 on his left leg, the NFL official is smiling in the snap. He also informed Duncan that New Orleans team owner Gayle Benson had personally reached out to check on him

 "I appreciate the messages, care packages, and medical attention." "And, if you see Alvin, please thank him,

Piazza said to Duncan. "He autographed a football and a jersey for me." Very well done."

The official will have to skip work for a few months while he recovers, which means he won't be able to return to the sidelines until next season. 

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