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Normal recovery time for Darren Sproles’ injury is 4-6 weeks

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When the Saints announced that running back Darren Sproles would miss Monday night’s game against the Eagles following hand surgery, they were vague on the timetable for his recovery. But the usual recovery time for an injury like the one Sproles suffered is four to six weeks.

That’s the word from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who adds that there is optimism in New Orleans for an earlier return than that. It’s not clear how Sproles suffered the injury, which is to his left hand, near his wrist.

The good news for the Saints is that they’re deep at running back — so deep that Chris Ivory has been growing frustrated because hasn’t even played yet this year. Ivory is expected to play for the first time on Monday night, along with running backs Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram.

But Sproles does things that none of the other running backs can do. Sproles has the best rushing average on the team at 4.5 yards per carry and is also second on the team with 39 catches, just one fewer than No. 1 receiver Marques Colston. Plus Sproles has handled all the punt and kickoff returns all season.

So the Saints would sure hate to lose Sproles for any extended period of time. In a year when just about everything that could go wrong has gone wrong in New Orleans, losing Sproles hurts.

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9 Responses to “Normal recovery time for Darren Sproles’ injury is 4-6 weeks”
  1. hpeters77 says: Nov 3, 2012 4:49 PM

    the who dat nation will miss you

  2. jhoway says: Nov 3, 2012 4:50 PM

    I’m Eagles fan but that sounds like a big loss for the Saints. I wish Sproles and the Saints good luck

  3. thejuddstir says: Nov 3, 2012 5:11 PM

    Sproles came from a class organization, Bolts and it’s unfortunate that he has to pay the price of karma for the saints as an organization.

  4. slclions says: Nov 3, 2012 5:14 PM

    I’m a Bills fan. Screw the Eagles, Screw the Saints….come to think of it screw the NFL, I hate football
    (thats what happens when you reliaze that 13 years without playoffs will now last at least another 2 years

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 3, 2012 6:43 PM

    Of course, for Sproles, it’s expected to be shorter than normal.

  6. laeaglefan says: Nov 3, 2012 7:41 PM

    On the surface, Sproles missing the game is definitely a positive for the Eagles, but I expect that Ivory will step in and run wild on the Birds.

  7. ppc50 says: Nov 3, 2012 8:42 PM

    Dallas should have made a play for Ivory or Ingram – though Ivory would have been for a lower draft pick than a former Heisman winner. Just seeing the depth that the Saints have at the running back is impressive.

  8. tangysizzl says: Nov 3, 2012 11:32 PM

    I really liked what I saw from Travaris Cadet in the preseason. Ivory was also pretty impressive, he runs with a reckless abandon and disregard for his body.

  9. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 4, 2012 1:38 AM

    thejuddstir says:
    Nov 3, 2012 5:11 PM
    Sproles came from a class organization, Bolts and it’s unfortunate that he has to pay the price of karma for the saints as an organization.

    _____
    what a f*cking moron.

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