Colts safety Bob Sanders had surgery today for a torn biceps tendon, but the team doesn’t think it’s a season-ending injury.
Colts President Bill Polian said on NFL Network’s Total Access that Sanders should be healthy enough to play late in the regular season.
“He had the very same operation on the other arm last year and healed up within somewhere between 10 and 12 weeks,” Polian said. “Right now we’re leaving him on the 53-man active roster, hoping and anticipating that he’ll be back some time before the season ends.”
A return in 10 or 12 weeks would suggest that Sanders could play by December, although they’d probably prefer to save him until the playoffs. Then again, the way the Colts played on Sunday, saving him until the playoffs might not be an option.