Sproles may only miss one game

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On Saturday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Saints running back Darren Sproles could miss 4-6 weeks with a broken hand.

On Sunday, Mort added that team sources say Sproles could miss only one game.

We’ve confirmed the latter.  Indeed, as one team source explained it, Sproles laughed at the report that he could miss six weeks.  The Saints, we’re told, will be shocked if Sproles doesn’t play in the next week or so.

The only thing we know for sure is that he’s not playing Monday night.  Based on interim coach Joe Vitt’s comments from Saturday, don’t expect Vitt to say anything more than what the injury report requires as Week 10 approaches.