Sheldon Rankins Injury: Updates on Saints DT’s Leg and Return

August 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins suffered a broken fibula during Monday's practice. He's set to undergo surgery in North Carolina on Tuesday, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
It is uncertain when he will be able to return.
Continue for updates.
Latest on Rankins' Timeline for Return Monday, Aug. 15 Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Rankins is "likely" to be sidelined "about six weeks," citing a source. Schefter also spoke to another source who quoted a six- to eight-week timeline for his return.
Nick Underhill of the Advocate previously reported the injury is "not believed to be season-ending."
Rankins Injury Hampers Plans to Bolster Saints DL Looking to shore up their leaky front seven, the Saints selected Rankins with the No. 12 overall pick in April. The Louisville product was seen as one of the safest prospects in the 2016 class, a can't-miss combination of size and burst off the line.
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