New Orleans Saints Running Back Darren Sproles Has Hand Surgery

By Marc Jenkins
Darren Sproles Has Hand Surgery
Jeremy Brevard-US Presswire

New Orleans Saints running back and return specialist Darren Sproles underwent hand surgery on Friday and will be inactive for the teams game Monday night versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

There has been no word released as to when Sproles injured the hand nor has the team released what hand is injured or what exactly the injury is that occurred to it however Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael did say that Sproles underwent the surgery on Friday after practice and that he would be re-evaluated next week. According to several sources however it is said that Sproles has a broken bone in one of the hands.

Throughout Sproles’ eight-year NFL career he has been known as one of the biggest game changers due to his skill set in the return game as well as his ability to catch passes out of the back field and turn them into huge gains. This season for the Saints, Sproles has gained 908 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns on just 89 touches and his playmaking ability is almost indispensable for New Orleans especially considering the terrible start which they have gotten off to.

Now with Sproles out of the mix for at least one week and possibly more the Saints will need to find someone else who can fill the many voids that his absence undoubtedly create. Sproles was the team’s second leading receiver on the team, third in rushing and handled the majority of both the put and kickoff returns for New Orleans.

If the Saints lose this upcoming game on Monday night it could be the final blow to their postseason aspirations for the season.

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