There’s been positive reports about Darren Sproles all week, including earlier this morning. Although it was known that we wouldn’t get a definitive word on his playing status and his potential return after a two-week absence due to a broken hand, optimism was high.

Now Jay Glazer has taken your good feelings, and punched them right in the nose. Glazer reports that barring a very surprising turn around over the next few hours, Sproles will be inactive when the Saints’ game in Oakland kicks off at 4:05 ET.

Glazer was kind enough to pass that along less than 10 minutes before the early games, so you should do a lot of clicking, and do it now.