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.