New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles has gone to the locker room after taking a big hit against the New York Jets and is undergoing concussion testing, according to Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune.
Sproles caught a short pass in the flats on the Saints' first possession of the game and was met by a hard hit from safety Antonio Allen. Sproles looked shaken up as he headed to the sideline and is now in the locker room. Whether he will be able to return to help the Saints in their quest to improve to 7-1 is unknown.
Sproles has been an impact player on the Saints' offense this season, piling up 484 combined offensive yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns. His role has diminished in recent weeks, however -- since scoring two touchdowns in a win over the Dolphins on Sept. 30, he has just 25 rushing yards and 89 receiving yards over three games.
The Saints missed a field goal on the opening drive in which Sproles was injured.