Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, the team's rookie first-round pick out of Louisville, suffered an apparent injury and needed a cart to leave the field during practice Monday at The Greenbrier.And now they will tell us exactly nothing until he goes on IR. Injuries in preseason are bad enough. But the fact that the team treats them as some sort of state secret is the really frustrating part.
Update: Broken leg
#Saints 1st rd DL Sheldon Rankins believed to have suffered a broken fibula based on initial tests, source said. Candidate for IR/to return— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2016
Notice it's always the national reporters who are given these updates first. Remember the other day when we asked if a career in local sports reporting like Peter Finney's is even possible anymore? This is one reason why we wonder that.