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
While this is the general amount of time it takes for someone
with this type of injury to return to action, Mortensen notes that Sproles is
Sproles sustained his injury during the Saints loss to the Denver
Broncos last Sunday night. Little has been revealed regarding the specifics of
the injury, as coach Joe Vitt wouldn’t initially even tell reporters which one
of Sproles’ hands was broken.
Though he hasn’t been used much in the Saints’ rushing
attach this season, Sproles has played a pivotal role in the team’s passing a
return games. The 29-year-old has rushed for 117 yards on 26 carries while
catching 39 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns.
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