Found November 02, 2012 on Gridiron Experts:

What has been a rough season for the New Orleans Saints just got a little tougher. On Friday, interim head coach Joe Vitt announced that the club will be without running back Darren Sproles indefinitely after Sproles underwent surgery to repair a broken hand and no timetable has yet been established for his return to the lineup. Sproles, who is second on the team with 39 receptions and four touchdowns, set the NFL record for all-purpose yards last season and acts as a multiple-dimension weapon and return specialist for New Orleans’ fearsome offense. The main benefactor of Sproles’ absence from the lineup should be the team’s current leading rusher, Pierre Thomas. Thomas is an excellent pass-catcher who has the added benefit of being bigger and more rugged than the diminutive Sproles, while being a good red-zone and short-yardage option. It is also expected that disappointing second-year runner Mark Ingram should see an increased role, perhaps spelling Thomas on first and second downs and possibly taking the majority of short-yardage work. It is also expected that the Saints will activate Chris Ivory as the third running back. Ivory is a bruiser who has shown deceptive speed and been able to produce when given the opportunities. Fantasy Factor: Pierre Thomas should now be owned in all fantasy leagues. If he is on your waiver-wire, go grab him now and feel free to start him this week, as the Saints host a Monday Night Football game. It’s still too early to assume that Mark Ingram or Chris Ivory will see a sudden increase in value, but alert owners should monitor the situation. Keep a close eye on how the short-yardage carries are distributed.


Saints RB Sproles out with injury

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...

Saints Injury Report: Darren Sproles Out 4-6 Weeks

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...

Saints’ Darren Sproles ruled out 4-6 weeks

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...

Saint Injury Report: Darren Sproles Needs Hand Surgery

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...

Darren Sproles To Miss 4-6 Weeks

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.

Darren Sproles misses practice

According to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints running back Darren Sproles was held out of practice today with a hamstring injury. Sproles could end up not playing this week.  The last thing the Saints want is for his hamstring to get worse.   var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName...

Darren Sproles undergoes surgery on broken hand

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.   ...

Quick SPIN: Sproles Goes Down for 4-6 Weeks, Pierre Thomas Goes Up…

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.

Week 9 Active/Inactive List

    The following is a collection questionable players for week 7 of the 2012 fantasy football season.   This post will be updated throughout the morning. Active Dez Bryant – Groin             Inactive Darren Sproles – Hand        

Saints – Eagles Saturday injury report

sr_adspace_id = 1000010603807; sr_adspace_width = 180; sr_adspace_height = 90; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic"; 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...
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