New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles will make his return to the field in the Monday night showdown against the Seattle Seahawks. Sproles injured his ankle during the Saints’ 23-20 Week 11 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Sproles was practicing fully this week and all signs are pointing to him being available in Week 13, barring any setbacks.
The Saints will be glad to have Sproles back on the field since he is such an integral part of their offensive attack. Sproles does anything from running the ball, receiving and returning. Since coming to New Orleans, Sproles has been a huge x-factor for the Saints as he consistently produces for the team.
Sproles’ versatility makes him a very valuable asset to the Saints and sometimes opposing defenses are not sure how to cover him. Sproles has the ability to take off for a big run or he can burn opposing secondaries for big gains. However, he might not have to do as much as he normally does against the Seahawks.
With the emergence of Pierre Thomas, Sproles might be the secondary ball carrier and could potentially see more targets in the passing game. Thomas has played great in the absence of Sproles, and latter’s return would almost be considered a luxury for the Saints’ high-powered offense.
The Saints’ offense will definitely have to be on full display since they will be squaring off against one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Seahawks pose a daunting challenge, but the Saints are no slouch and they should give them a run for their money as they attempt to steal one on the road.