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Sanders Shoulder Issues Still a Question Mark

From ESPN’s Hashmarks:

Player, Position, Injury: Bob Sanders, S, lingering issues with right shoulder.

Rehab status: The NFL’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year underwent arthroscopic surgery shortly after a playoff loss to San Diego. He’s been held out of team activities throughout the offseason. Sanders has been staying in shape by running, but he recently said he needs to spend the time between now and training camp strengthening his shoulder.

Next step: The Colts have been tight-lipped about when they expect Sanders, defensive end Dwight Freeney (foot) and receiver Marvin Harrison (knee) to be at full strength. Sanders has been adamant that he’ll be ready for the start of the season, but he has stopped short of saying he’ll be 100 percent by the start of training camp.

Fantasy Spin: Sanders and Freeney are the main reasons the Colts’ defense is draftable in fantasy leagues. If either man misses extended time, the consequences could be dire both in terms of sacks registered and rush yards allowed. It sounds as if Sanders is a safe bet to participate in training camp, which is great news. ESPN.com currently has the Indianapolis defense ranked No. 7 for fantasy, so clearly we’re reasonably confident both Sanders and Freeney will return. But if Freeney is limited all the way into Week 1 — and it’s possible — rookies Marcus Howard and Curtis Johnson could work their way into the Colts’ speed-rusher rotation.


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2 Responses to “Sanders Shoulder Issues Still a Question Mark”

  1. Robby says:

    Man I really hope they are ready to play when the season starts. We can’t have another year like last year. I really thought we had a shot at a repeat last year until the injuries. Our team is not the same without them and there is a really big difference when Bob’s not playing.

  2. rocky says:

    sanders will never be fully fit
    because of his small size playing a position like safety is & will take its toll on his body

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