Darren Sproles out with concussion

Updated: November 3, 2013, 3:00 PM ET
By Mike Triplett | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles suffered a concussion Sunday against the New York Jets and will not return to the game.

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Chris Graythen/Getty ImagesDarren Sproles entered Sunday with 36 receptions, tied for the second-most among NFL running backs.

Sproles was taken to the locker room for evaluation in the first quarter.

The Saints announced their official diagnosis in the second quarter, ruling Sproles out for the remainder of the contest.

Sproles left the game after taking a big hit on a 2-yard reception during the Saints' opening drive.

He was replaced by receiver Lance Moore on punt returns and running back Travaris Cadet on kickoff returns.

Running backs Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Cadet remain active for the Saints.

The versatile Sproles came into the game with 36 receptions, tying him with Kansas City's Jamaal Charles for the second-most among NFL running backs, four behind San Diego's Danny Woodhead.

Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley also will miss the remainder of the game after suffering an elbow injury in the first half.

Information from ESPN.com Jets reporter Rich Cimini and The Associated Press was used in this report.

Mike Triplett

ESPN New Orleans Saints reporter



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