UPDATE: The Saints have put Tracy Porter on the injured reserve list, meaning that after a fast start to his NFL career this season, now he’s out of the year.
From the Associated Press:
METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter underwent surgery on what coach Sean Payton described as a dislocated right wrist, but it was not clear Tuesday how long the rookie starter would be out.
“He had a procedure to put it back in place,” Payton said. “I don’t want to speculate, but I know the procedure went well.”
Porter hurt the wrist while attempting to defend a desperation heave by Minnesota’s Gus Frerotte on Monday night. Bernard Berrian caught the pass for the tying touchdown as he collided with teammate Aundrae Allison, Porter and Saints safety Josh Bullocks near the goal line. The Vikings went on to win, 30-27.
Defensive backs sometimes play with soft casts after similar injuries, but Payton did not sound optimistic about Porter’s chances of returning for Sunday’s game against Oakland.
“It required surgery to get it back in place, which is not good,” Payton said.
Porter was the Saints’ second-round draft pick last spring and won the starting job in training camp. Through the first five games of the season, he’s been credited with 25 tackles, including a sack, to go with one interception and five passes defended.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
A source has just confirmed to the Scoop that Chris Braswell, a 6-8 forward in the class of 2009, has given a verbal commitment to Charlotte. Scout.com’s Dave Telep is reporting the same.
Braswell was being persued by Indiana coach Tom Crean, even though the Hoosiers have already taken six verbal commitments for the class (which is already one more scholarship than they have to give.)
Braswell visited Indiana the weekend of Sept. 27 with Indiana commit Maurice Creek, a teammate in AAU ball and at Hargrave in Virginia.
One-time Hoosiers savior turned villain (to some) just cannot stay healthy. He played through a broken bone in his wrist last year, then missed the NBA summer league with a hamstring injury. He also missed the Kentucky game with a deep bruise to his lower back.
I’m bumping this up to remind you of this opportunity (because it’s on Monday) and also inform you of a second chance to see Tom Crean in as many days.
IU’s new men’s basketball coach will also appear at Chalk Talk on Tuesday night.
Here’s a release on that.
Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean will answer questions from students and fans at the third installment of Chalk Talk on Tuesday, October 7, 2008. The event will begin at 7:00 at the Hoosier Den. The Hoosier Den is located in Gresham Hall at Foster Quad. The event is free and open to the public.
IUHoosiers.com and All Access contributor Jeremy Gray will host the event and Coach Crean will take questions from the crowd for an hour. Questions can range from inquiries about this year’s team, to his coaching background, to basic questions about strategy and philosophy. Chalk Talk is a program conducted in conjunction with IU Sports Properties and RPS.
Chalk Talk will feature a variety of coaches and players over the course of the school year and fans can join the ‘Chalk Talk’ group on Facebook.
The release about Crean’s talk at the IU Auditorium can be found after the jump.
For the first time in school history, Ball State is ranked. The Cardinals debut at No. 25 in the AP poll, but don’t yet appear on the coaches’ poll.
Speaking of the coaches’ poll….it reveals an, umm, interesting road ahead for Indiana. Northwestern (No. 22), Wisconsin (No. 24) and Penn State (No. 6) all loom for the Hoosiers, as does Illinois (receiving votes.)
Indiana also has Iowa (which lost 16-13 to Michigan State last week), Central Michigan (which had a bye) and Purdue (a 20-6 loser to Penn State) left on the schedule.