Saints RB Darren Sproles out indefinitely after hand surgery
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Saints RB Darren Sproles out indefinitely after hand surgery

Saints running back Darren Sproles @DarrenSproles has undergone surgery to repair a broken hand. He will not play Monday night against the Eagles and is out indefinitely. The injury was first made known when Sproles missed practice on Thursday. Since there wasn't much information about his hand at that time, not many people thought much of it. Unfortunately, Sproles' hand injury and that missed practice turned out to be a bigger deal than anyone imagined.

Fantasy Analysis:

Quite an unexpected gut shot to Sproles' owners. With Sproles out, Mark Ingram @MarkIngram22 should see a few more carries, but probably not enough to make him fantasy-worthy. He's just not a great NFL runner. The big gainer here is Pierre Thomas @Pierre_Thomas, who should see more action out of the backfield as a runner and receiver. He is now a very good RB2 this week and going forward.

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4 Comments | Add Yours


Posted by:
bjenki1 11/02/12 07:18 PM

awesome. I'm screwed once again. He can join Jordy Nelson, A Hernandez and Forte on the list of dudes that have F**ed me this yr

Posted by:
dirty viking 11/02/12 10:08 PM

Kill me. Kill me now.

Posted by:
williejfernandez 11/03/12 02:17 PM

Is word still that he'll only be out 1 or 2 weeks (according to yahoo)?

Posted by:
R.Pgh 11/05/12 02:37 PM

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