Colts wideout Anthony Gonzalez originally hurt his knee in Week One last year. As of six weeks ago, he was still not “where he’d like to be,” according to coach Jim Caldwell.
Gonzalez’s status for minicamp season is uncertain, and Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star writes he may not be medically cleared for full participation to start training camp.
We’re also not quite sure when we’ll see safety Bob Sanders again. He’s coming off biceps and knee surgeries.
Gonzalez is more of a luxury at this point. He’s likely fourth on the Colts wideout depth chart, creating a good problem of finding snaps for him along with Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie.
Sanders is more crucial to the Colts defense. They need a difference maker in the secondary, and he hasn’t given a lot of return for the big deal he signed late in 2007.
Starting up the old injury watch for Sanders and Gonzalez makes it feel like last season never really ended in Indianapolis.