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Will Sproles play this year?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Thumper, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Thumper

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    I don't know how bad the fracture to his fibia is, but I could see him coming back in 8 to 10 weeks. If it was a real bad break, he could be done for the year. So the big question is, does he go on IR or the PUP list?
     
  2. PhilipRivers#1

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    He could be back in two months which would put us in the middle of october.
     
  3. MadMike

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    Fractured fibula that they already went in and strengthened by surgery? Yah he will be returning kicks in October. Still womder if he will go back to being gunshy. Scares me a little.
     
  4. RipTheJacker

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    I dont know, thats an injury that can take some time to full heal. Look at Mike Vick, he had the same injury in the preseason a few years back and only made back to the team for the final 5 games.

    I think if the marty and AJ think that sproles will miss more then 8 games, they will put him on IR and shut him down for the season and use that roster spot on a guy like Ray Perkins would would fill the same role as sproles.
     
  5. Thumper

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    Can't they just put him on the PUP list and use his spot until he is able to return? They'd have to drop someone to the practice squad or cut someone when he comes back, but he wouldn't be done for the season.
     
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    I think they can PUP him to start, and after Week 6, if he's still not good to go, shift him to IR.
     
  7. Thumper

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    Makes sense. Is there a max amount of time someone can be on the PUP list?
     
  8. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

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    I think the first 6 weeks of the season
     
  9. Thumper

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    So that would give him 3 more weeks of preseason + the first 6 weeks of the season. 9 weeks may be enough time to heal. :icon_shrug:
     
  10. PhilipRivers#1

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    Tough to say, it depends on the individual. As Rip said, Vick took about 12 weeks.

    I'm not sure how long TO took, but I think it was shorter.
     
  11. WonderSlug

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    Could be.

    That would give some RB, WR, or DB that wants to make the team a chance to prove himself on kick returns.
     
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    WTF are you talking about?
     
  13. PhilipRivers#1

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    He returns kicks ? :icon_shrug:
     
  14. RipTheJacker

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    I think hes saying that Sproles job is to run, and so the injury will probably effect him more then it would a QB for this season so he likely wont be 100% for a long time, and wouldnt be worth keeping him on the roster since he will probably only be active for 3-5 games this year
     
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    Thanks for the link TT.

    I found this quote by Marty to be pretty interesting.

    “He had surgery on it today,” Chargers Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer said. We’re going to sit down and see what’s in his best interest as well as ours.”

    Huh ?????:icon_huh: I hope I'm not reading too much into that.
     
  17. BFISA

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    word
     
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    Yeah, T.O. was six weeks I think.

    It really all depends on the type of fracture. A "broken leg" is a very non-specific diagnosis.
     
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    Maybe Schottenheimer means that options are out there to see if Sproles can return sometime in the season or just sit him out for the rest of the season that is just what I make out of it.
     
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    couldda had...

    Canty....

    damnit... :icon_evil:
     
  21. MadMike

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    Well that sure sounds like "We aren't gonna announce that we are IR-ing him until we sit down and discuss who's taking his place". Make plans for Turner to KR, Parker to PR unless CLetis can make the team on special teams play. Looks like Pinnock will slide into the #3 RB spot as well.
     
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    Forget the PUP list.

    Seymour among 10 Patriots placed on PUP list

    From GBN.com:
     
  23. BFISA

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    Yup!!

    Guess I shoulda more...summpm, geez I dunno!!:icon_eek: :icon_mrgreen:
     
  24. RipTheJacker

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    Well, Sproles goes on IR

    Sproles goes on IR; Jackson in hospital

    Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO - Chargers kick returner Darren Sproles will be out for the season with a broken left leg and the team revealed Tuesday that wide receiver Vincent Jackson has been hospitalized since Saturday night with a bruised chest.

    Coach Marty Schottenheimer wouldn't expand on Jackson's condition. Jackson was injured in Saturday night's exhibition win over the Green Bay Packers.

    "He is still in the hospital but everything seems to be going smoothly and he should be out of the hospital no later than tomorrow," Schottenheimer said. "He has some type of compression injury to his chest, but they expect him to be back and not be any long-term consequence.

    Sproles was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, a day after having surgery on his fractured fibula.

    "That's not good news, but that's the way it goes," general manager A.J. Smith said.

    "The time frame was too much, three to four months. When you look at it, it just doesn't make sense right now to bring him back. He should have a full recover."

    Smith said the Chargers would try to replace Sproles from within first before seeking outside help.

    Jackson, who caught three passes for 59 yards as a rookie last year, is being penciled in as the No. 3 receiver behind Keenan McCardell and Eric Parker. Neither McCardell (hamstring) nor Parker (thumb) practiced Tuesday, leaving the Chargers thin at wideout.

    The Chargers also waived defensive back Raymond Walls.
     

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