Found November 03, 2012 on
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Just when things couldn’t get any worse for the struggling New Orleans Saints, it did yesterday as the team announced that RB Darren Sproles would not suit up Monday Night vs. the Eagles with a broken hand that required surgery.
The surgery was low-key, and announced after it was already complete, but the team didn’t announce how long Sproles would be sidelined.
Per Rotoworld, Sproles is out 4-6 weeks, but he may return sooner if all things go well.
Saints’ Darren Sproles to miss 4-6 weeks after surgery (Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE)
The Saints are 2-5 on the season and have not yet given up their hopes of representing themselves in the Playoffs, although the chances are very slim.
The NFC South-leading-and-undefeated Atlanta Falcons have all but mathematically eliminated the rest of their division, so the Saints would have to enter as a Wildcard team. With the strength in the NFC, the chances of that happening are next to none.
Losing Sproles sets this team back further than they were, but they’re fortunate they didn’t trade away Pierre Thomas as was rumored or they’d be set back even further. While Thomas is no Sproles, he’ll get his touches and the Saints will still have a few options at the position, including the less than stellar first round pick in 2011 Mark Ingram Jr, who has yet to break out like many thought he would.
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New Orleans Saints running back and return specialist Darren Sproles has undergone hand surgery and won't be able to play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael revealed the seriousness of the injury after Friday's practice. He wouldn't say which hand was injured or even when Sproles was hurt. The player will be re-evaluated...
New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles underwent
surgery on his broken left hand, a procedure which carries with it a recovery
timeline of four to six weeks, reports Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Darren Sproles surgery on upper LEFT broken hand is a normal 4-to-6 week recovery prognosis but he's not normal.@nfl32 @espnfl
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 3, 2012...
New Orleans running back Darren Sproles will need surgery on his hand, according to Saints columnist Mike Triplett.
Sproles has been ruled out of Monday's game against Philadelphia. Saints head coach Joe Vitt said there is no timetable for Sproles' return.
Tripplet indicated that running back Pierre Thomas will have more touches, and Mark Ingram and Chris Ivory could get...
The initial timetable for Saints running back Darren Sproles' recovery from a broken hand is 4-6 weeks, team sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.Fantasy Spin:There is optimism for an earlier return. Sources say the injury is to Sproles' upper left hand near the wrist. Fantasy owners should hit the free agent wire immediately and add Pierre Thomas.
According to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints running back Darren Sproles will not play against the Eagles on Monday night because of a broken hand that required surgery.
Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt was vague on when Sproles will return.
Chris Ivory, Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and even Travaris Cadet could all see an increase in their work load.
The New Orleans Saints will enter tonight’s contest against
the Philadelphia Eagles without running back Darren Sproles and wide receiver
Courtney Roby, but tight end Jimmy Graham has been removed from the team’s
injury report and will be full-go.
The Saints announced Sproles’ injury early last week, and it
was later revealed that his broken hand would require surgery...
Darren Sproles has a broken left hand and there is some optimism that he may not actually miss 4 weeks. The break is up near the wrist and that area apparently is less prone to reinjury than the more delicate portion of bones closer to the fingers.
The following is a collection questionable players for week 7 of the 2012 fantasy football season.
This post will be updated throughout the morning.
Dez Bryant – Groin
Darren Sproles – Hand
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New Orleans Saints Saturday Injury Report
Out – Game Status
RB Darren Sproles (Hand) – OUT
WR Courtney Roby (Shoulder) – OUT
Full – Game Status
LB David Hawthorne (Hamstring) – Probable
WR Joe Morgan (Chest) – Probable...