Source Says Saints Top Pick DT Sheldon Rankins Has Fractured Fibula
A source who spoke under anonymity says that Rankins suffered the fracture during training camp on Monday.
Rankins went down, and was hauled off the field on a stretcher at training camp in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
The Saints haven't disclosed Rankins' injury, but the source says that he was diagnosed with a fractured fibula. He also says that the first round draft pick is seeking a second opinion, as it appears he will need surgery.
Fibula fractures typically are not season ending, but will sideline a player for over a month.
This isn't good news, as Rankins was drafted 12th overall, and was looking to improve the Saints struggling defense.