My 2012 fusion overheated and a rod disconnected/snapped off, I have no idea if I'm saying any of that correctly, but from the word of a trusted mechanic friend, this is what has happened. I got a new car and just need to move the old car one mile to a residential area to get it picked up and junked- trying to avoid a $100+ towing fee to move it one silly mile. My big question is will the car make it, and will I not die in the process? I have no other way to move it other than drive it or get it towed.
A thrown rod is (obviously) a very serious engine problem. It's possible that it won't even start at this point. It's also possible it will start and die after a few seconds. It's also possible that you may be able to drive it a short distance before it fails completely.
Basically there is no way to know for sure. At this point you have nothing to lose by trying it other than possibly making a mess on the street if the oil pan gets ripped open.
I've driven a car with a thrown rod about a mile, but I was going 60 mph when it blew. There was a trail of oil from it puking out the engine. I couldn't really accelerate much because the engine would speed up quickly and vibrate like crazy, so I kept it at an idle as much as I could.
Worst case, go buy a $15 tow strap and tow it with another car. One person in the towed vehicle to run the steering wheel and brakes, and obviously one person in the towing vehicle.