Darren Sproles sidelined with sore knee

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Saints running back Darren Sproles will spend this week nursing a sore knee.

Sproles will sit out Friday night’s preseason game against the Jaguars, Saints coach Joe Vitt confirmed today. However, the injury is not particularly serious, and Vitt said that if it were the regular season, Sproles would go.

Also nursing a knee injury is Saints receiver Adrian Arrington, who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus. There’s no word on when Arrington will be back on the field.

Two New Orleans defensive linemen, Turk McBride and Tom Johnson, have ankle injuries and are expected to miss Friday night’s game as well.

14 responses to “Darren Sproles sidelined with sore knee

  1. hulkhogansays says:
    Aug 13, 2012 4:50 PM
    RGIII and the Redskins will be the S out of the Aints opening day brother!!!

    I am sure you are putting your money where your mouth is an betting skins money line on that one. No, if you had anything on the line for that game, you would pick the saints to win.

    Brees v rookie in his first game on the road in loudest stadium in NFL. best offense in history of NFL from last year returning intact. Saints don’t lose at home. A 6-10 type team going on the road with a rookie in first game against a 13-3 type team that is angry and blows out most at home by the 2nd quarter.

    yes, skins all the way…

  2. @miamisaint

    I agree with you that the Saints will win the game, but they are not the same team as last year. They are missing their play caller and Meachem left via FA. They should be good for 10-11 wins.

    You taking the over @ 11.5 wins?

  3. @miamisaint

    Losing Meachem and Nicks is hardly “returning intact”. Especially since they won’t have their offensive general HC either.

  4. I would rest him until he feels ready to go back. There is no sense in furthering the injury for the pre-season, Sproles is way too valuable to the Saints. Not only is he a key to their explosive Offense, he is a leader that the team can’t afford to lose.

  5. hulkhogansays says: Aug 13, 2012 4:50 PM

    RGIII and the Redskins will be the S out of the Aints opening day brother!!!
    ======================================
    that statement alone is why your team from DC will not prevail…brother.
    you say RGIII and the Redskins all the time…brother. what you are failing to realize is… we have come together as a TEAM…brother. yeah Brees is our leader and he will be the first to tell you that its all about the team…brother. so after the game is over, i’m quite sure you’ll say your favorite phrase a little more subdued……………………..brother……………..

  6. senetor24 says:
    Aug 13, 2012 5:40 PM
    @miamisaint

    I agree with you that the Saints will win the game, but they are not the same team as last year. They are missing their play caller and Meachem left via FA. They should be good for 10-11 wins.

    You taking the over @ 11.5 wins?

    No, but I bet quite a bit on over 9.5 and over 10, which were the lines the last time I was in vegas.

    Did you know that the play caller for last year was not Payton? That’s right, it was Carmichael, he took over the play calling duties last year. Meachem was very solid as 3rd or 4th receiver, but that is not going to hurt them so much. Last year, they were playing better than 13-3 for the 2nd half of the season.

  7. waitingguilty says:
    Aug 13, 2012 5:57 PM
    @miamisaint

    Losing Meachem and Nicks is hardly “returning intact”. Especially since they won’t have their offensive general HC either.

    The Payton system is well in place. Carmichael was the play caller all last season.

    Nicks was replaced by an all-pro guard, Grubbs. Not much drop off there at all. Meachem was the 3rd of 4th WR and he was the 6th or 7th receiving option – behind Sproles, Colston, Moore, Graham, and PT. He will likely start for Chargers though, maybe even be their #1 WR. Don’t like losing Meachem, but there won’t be much drop off there at the 3rd or 4th WR spot. 4 decent WRs competing for the 4th WR spot in camp.

    Who knows? Payton could actually come back this year (doubtful but could happen) if things play out in court so bad for the NFL that they have to drop the suspensions to settle and save face. I doubt that will happen, but it is not impossible. there was clearly no bounty program.

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