Colts wait for MRI results on Bob Sanders

Last night, a rumor began to circulate throughout the NFL grapevine that the “elbow” injury suffered by Colts safety Bob Sanders is actually a biceps injury that could end his season less than 15 minutes after it began.  Fueling the rumor was the fact that the team and the player were both saying nothing about the situation — which possibly means that it’s something more than a minor scrape or ding or bruise.

Earlier today, we were told that the concern centers on the bicep, not the elbow.  The question remains the extent of the injury, and thus the duration of the absence. 

Coach Jim Caldwell said earlier today that an MRI would be conducted on the elbow.  Caldwell dismissed the rumors of a season-ending injury, without saying that the rumors are incorrect.

“That’s all speculation right now, just in terms of he’s having an
MRI some time today, a little bit later on, he has not had it as of yet,” Caldwell said, per Philip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star“After
that’s been reviewed and taken a look at it and he’s evaluated, then
they will come up with some type of prognosis at that time.”

If Sanders is placed on injured reserve, he’ll receive the full amount of his $2.275 million base salary.  In 2011, the Colts will need to decide whether they are willing to pay $5 million in base pay to a guy who possibly will have played in only three games in two years.

33 responses to “Colts wait for MRI results on Bob Sanders

  1. The MRI was negative but to further complicate circumstances while lying down for the MRI Sanders shattered his tailbone and will be out until mid season next year.

  2. I think Nnamdi is the only other guy in the league that is MORE OVERRATED THAN BOB SANDERS. It’s over Sanders.
    He’s been stealing money for 3 years straight now.
    What have you done for me lately? NOTHING.

  3. By my count IF he’s out for the season, he will only have played in 28 games out of 80 games over the previous 5 years (35% over five years). You can’t pay that guy anything close to $5m.

  4. MRI revealed 3 bones in Sander’s body that were not broken. But they want to take another reading on that just to confirm.

  5. Bob Sanders’ cap hit next year means he won’t be back. It was worth the gamble this season because his cap hit was low.

  6. “# CoverWho? says: September 13, 2010 4:35 PM
    Or 9 games in 3 years if he is out for the year.
    I bet on Madden his injury rating is like -10”
    Mental note: Next time I play Madden, fantasy draft Bob Sanders, and install him as my starting FB.

  7. D O N E S K I ! ! !
    See ya later Bob Glass…. you were great to watch, but a game or 2 in 2 yrs, no thanks!!

  8. Colts safety Bob Sanders practiced with the team today, an indication his injured elbow isn’t as serious as first feared. INDYSTAR reported.. check it out guys and update 🙂

  9. Ok so some AWESOME news. Phil B of Indy Star tweeted that Sanders practiced with the team today. So all this “season is done” crap is over with.
    And the other 14 teams the Colts have to play just pissed themselves.

  10. Does the MRI really matter? You cannot expect to field the guy again and not have something happen. Bothering with this story is ridiculous. He’s going to either be on (Waived) IR or miss a bunch of time, which will get him back in time for nothing. At this point he couldn’t be anything but a disappointment if he ever does return. It’s disappointing when you put a lot of hope and expectation into something just to see it fail. Onto the next story.

  11. practiced with the team today. maybe not risk it against the Giants, but Week 3 and practice till then, should be good to go.
    update the page, Florio.

  12. When your entire run defense relies on ONE guy and that guy hasn’t been healthy in years, don’t you think its time to find other players to help stop the run?

  13. “Last night, a rumor began to circulate throughout the NFL grapevine…”
    The owner should call Florio out for spreading a rumor without a sit of proof.
    Then again maybe Steve Smith (Car) could show up at PFT HQ and we could see Florio stammer like a little girl.

  14. Remember when guys used to play with casts and such back in the day? (Anybody think Butkis would have missed any games with Urlacher’s injury last year?) Not to belittle anyone’s injury but it seems like little stuff costs these guys an entire season. Sanders is always hurt and always gets paid to sit on his couch while the rest of the team plays.

  15. “# FinFan68 says: September 13, 2010 6:29 PM
    Remember when guys used to play with casts and such back in the day? (Anybody think Butkis would have missed any games with Urlacher’s injury last year?) Not to belittle anyone’s injury but it seems like little stuff costs these guys an entire season. Sanders is always hurt and always gets paid to sit on his couch while the rest of the team plays.”
    Yeah. Those guys have been the bastion of health too since leaving the game. Never hear anything negative about the effects playing with injuries had on them Not. A. Word.

  16. When your entire run defense relies on ONE guy and that guy hasn’t been healthy in years, don’t you think its time to find other players to help stop the run?
    Well our best run stuffing D-lineman was a late scratch…he wasnt even on the injury report. Bob is our best run stopper on a stretch or if the runingback gets past the d-line. Take our two best…and possibly two of only 3 real run stopping built defensive players….undrafted free agents run so damn much the only thing that can stop him is the endzone. (i stole that line). I just hope someone is back in there or the New York media is going king the giants as the best 1,2 running attack ever created! Worry not colts will be in the playoffs and there wont be one afc team hoping thats the team they get to play. Remember, last time we lost to the texans we won the superbowl. Teams were running against the colts for 375 yards per game.
    But enjoy it while you can haters….we still win 12 games!

  17. “cf says: September 13, 2010 7:19 PM
    Bob is our best run stopper on a stretch or if the runingback gets past the d-line.”
    Bob isn’t a run stopper. He’s a trip hazard. He lays on the ground holding something or other, and then gets credit for a tackle when the ball carrier trips over him.

  18. Jerrydignan… u r an idiot! He was defensive mvp in 07 u clown. not from tripping u retard. East of eden u also r really ignorant, nnamdi is a SHUTDOWN guy thats why u dont hear about him. He takes your #1 away. Learn about football then talk

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