He could be back in two months which would put us in the middle of october.Thumper said: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?
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.RipTheJacker said: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.
Tough to say, it depends on the individual. As Rip said, Vick took about 12 weeks.Thumper said: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:
Could be.Thumper said: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:
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 yearWonderSlug said:WTF are you talking about?
Thanks for the link TT.turbo_turtle said:http://www.chargers.com/news/headlines/sproles-out-indefinitely.htm
As per Chargers.com they said he would be out indefinitely. Link above.:no: :no: :no: :no: :no:
wordthejdog said:Oh that's right....now I remember. Who could not forget your man-love for Rip over at the UT...:icon_rofl:
PS - Sproles is the least of my concerns at this point...as is who is going to be returning punts for that matter.
Yeah, T.O. was six weeks I think.PhilipRivers#1 said: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.
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.PhilipRivers#1 said: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.
From GBN.com:Players can only be put on the PUP list before the first practice of training camp. If they are not removed from it before the final roster cutdown to 53 players on Sept. 2, they must stay on it for the first six weeks of the season. At any time during Weeks 7-10, they can be activated or work out with the team.
Players have to be placed on their team's PUP list before the first practice of training camp, but can be activated any time prior to the opening of the season. However, player is still on the list after 53-man rosters are finalized are not eligible to return to action until after the ninth week of the season.