Andrus Peat Out 6 Weeks For Broken Arm
Saints’ left guard Andrus Peat broke his arm during last week’s loss to the Falcons. Because of it, Peat will miss the next 6 weeks of the season. Currently, Will Clapp and backup Nick Easton are candidates to replace Peat during their next game against the Buccaneers. Clapp replaced Andrus Peat after he left during the second quarter.
“Of course it’s difficult, because he’s been a starter, for what, five years now, and been one of the main components there with the front,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “But as is our league, every season you’re gonna have guys go down for a period of time — you hope not too long. And you have to have guys step up and fill in and do the job. And I’m confident with the guys we have to do that.”
Justin Verlander Wins Second Cy Young Award
Justin Verlander won his second career Cy Young award, beating out teammate Gerrit Cole. He also became the 20th pitcher to win multiple Cy Young awards, after originally winning 2011. Since then, he has been the runner-up three times. Verlander received 17 first-place votes compared to 13 for Cole.
“The adversity I went through puts a new perspective on everything,” he said. “I mean, still would’ve liked to have won a couple of them.” Verlander went 21-6 while leading the AL in wins and innings pitched. He finished second in ERA and strikeouts, both to Cole. “I will always try to push the boundaries of what I can do,” Verlander said. “If my body says, ‘Hold on, you can’t do that anymore,’ then I’ll pull back.”
Caris LeVert Out Indefinitely For Thumb Surgery
Nets guard Caris LeVert is out indefinitely after having surgery Thursday to repair ligaments in his right thumb. The Nets didn’t provide a timeline for his injury, instead saying updates will be “provided appropriately”. Originally, he was diagnosed with a sprain. He is Brooklyn’s third-leading scorer this season, averaging 16.8 points in nine games.
Sindey Crosby Out For 6 Weeks
Penguins center Sidney Crosby underwent surgery for a core muscle injury. Because of this, he will be out for 6 weeks. Crosby had fallen awkwardly early in last Thursday’s game and left it during the third period. General manager Jim Rutherford said the surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers of the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.
Denny Hamlin Wins To Claim Spot In Final Four
Denny Hamlin won last Sunday’s race in Phoenix, claiming a spot in the championship race. “I try not to put too much into it,” Hamlin said. “There’s still work to be done. Doesn’t guarantee a championship. Gives us a chance. Live to fight another day. That’s all you can ask for.”
“This race team worked so hard this whole year. They deserve to be there,” Hamlin said of his No. 11 crew. “I put them in a bad hole last week. I told them today in the meeting, I said, `I’m going to give everything I’ve got to make up for the mistake I made last week.’ That’s all I got.”