- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 11, 2010

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (AP) - New Orleans Saints running back Lynell Hamilton has torn the ACL in his right knee and is expected to miss the entire season.

Hamilton left a joint practice with the New England Patriots on Wednesday after injuring the knee. Team spokesman Greg Bensel said the third-string running back has a torn ACL.

The Saints did get a boost when Reggie Bush returned to practice after missing most of the team drills Tuesday. Bush said he became dehydrated and started cramping up in his legs.

The Saints are practicing with the Patriots this week in preparation for their matchup in Foxborough, Mass., on Thursday night.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) _ New Orleans Saints running back Lynell Hamilton has left practice after injuring his right knee.

Coach Sean Payton said Wednesday that Hamilton was hurt while planting his foot. The third-string running back was scheduled for X-rays.

The good news for the Saints is that Reggie Bush was back at practice after missing most of the team drills Tuesday. Bush said he became dehydrated and started cramping up in his legs.

The Saints are practicing with the New England Patriots this week in preparation for their matchup in Foxborough, Mass., on Thursday night.

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