New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles underwent surgery on his broken left hand, a procedure which carries with it a recovery timeline of four to six weeks, reports Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Darren Sproles surgery on upper LEFT broken hand is a normal 4-to-6 week recovery prognosis but he's not normal.@nfl32 @espnfl
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 3, 2012
While this is the general amount of time it takes for someone with this type of injury to return to action, Mortensen notes that Sproles is not “normal.”
Sproles sustained his injury during the Saints loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday night. Little has been revealed regarding the specifics of the injury, as coach Joe Vitt wouldn’t initially even tell reporters which one of Sproles’ hands was broken.
Though he hasn’t been used much in the Saints’ rushing attach this season, Sproles has played a pivotal role in the team’s passing a return games. The 29-year-old has rushed for 117 yards on 26 carries while catching 39 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns.