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Sudden surgery for Bob Sanders

nfl_sanders.jpgColts safety Bob Sanders visited with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for an evaluation of his injured biceps tendon.  Dr. Andrews recommended surgery. 

And then he performed it.

The Colts announced on Wednesday that Andrews has repaired the injury.  The team explained that the timetable for a return is uncertain. 

For now, he’ll remain on the 53-man roster.  At some point, he could be placed on injured reserve.

In Thursday’s PFT Daily, we’ll discuss what the future may hold for Sanders, either in Indianapolis or somewhere else.

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36 Responses to “Sudden surgery for Bob Sanders”
  1. RIP__21 says: Sep 15, 2010 3:34 PM

    Bob Sanders should take GlassJoes place on Mike Tysons punchout.

  2. TryTheVeal says: Sep 15, 2010 3:34 PM

    I didn’t know surgery was possible on a porcelain doll…..

  3. BarrySanders says: Sep 15, 2010 3:38 PM

    This is what happens when you constantly pump steroids into your limbs

  4. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Sep 15, 2010 3:40 PM

    but he is “one of the best safeties ever”
    great guy but not durable enough to be a football player.

  5. jj jones says: Sep 15, 2010 3:43 PM

    I hope Dr. James Andrews has an understudy.

  6. LowVoltage says: Sep 15, 2010 3:45 PM

    Who really cares what PFT thinks about the Colts business. You are strictly an outsider.

  7. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 15, 2010 3:46 PM

    I hope he comes back. He is good for football.

  8. midwest says: Sep 15, 2010 3:49 PM

    Out for the year. Torn bicep tendon surgery is a four to six month recovery.

  9. SackExchange says: Sep 15, 2010 3:50 PM

    Insert fork

  10. Wizahdry says: Sep 15, 2010 3:51 PM

    Just checked his stats, has only had 2 seasons where he played more than half a season out of his 6 year career. Just no way to justify that salary. I don’t care how talented he is it does not good if he never plays.

  11. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 15, 2010 3:54 PM

    he’s 5-8 and tries to play like he’s 6-5 you gotta love that, but it aint gonna make for a long career.
    I hope DeSean Jackson heres this before he tries to come across the middle or take another WR screen. that boy is gonna snap.

  12. SkinzFan says: Sep 15, 2010 3:55 PM

    The Colts seriously need to part ways with Bob already. He is entirely to fragile and spends more time on the couch then on the grid iron.

  13. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Sep 15, 2010 3:56 PM

    With all due respect to Bob Sanders…LMFAO!!!

  14. nigel_hugginsworth says: Sep 15, 2010 3:56 PM

    Performance Enhancing Drugs are a helluva drug.

  15. Rex Grossman says: Sep 15, 2010 3:57 PM

    His dad was a hard worker in Pennsylvania steel working industry. It would get hot while on the job.
    – ESPN story that was played 10 times a day during Bob’s MVP year
    Feel better. Come back to Iowa and join the coaching staff.

  16. Pale face says: Sep 15, 2010 3:57 PM

    To have the surgery right away would suggest that he could return before the season is over.

  17. FireFlorio says: Sep 15, 2010 3:58 PM

    I’m on “Pins and Needles” to hear all about what might happen to Bob Sanders in 8-10 weeks. Do yourself a favor Florio and see if you can’t find something a little more interesting for your segment or you risk losing the 3 viewers that regularly watch it……

  18. joelvis72 says: Sep 15, 2010 4:01 PM

    I wonder what kind of loot Dr. Andrews pulls in per year.

  19. dEV says: Sep 15, 2010 4:11 PM

    How can any surgery on Bob Sanders be called “sudden?” He should go ahead and schedule his next one while he’s there.

  20. NDallasruss says: Sep 15, 2010 4:13 PM

    He’ll make a great assistant coach.

  21. East Of Eden 6 says: Sep 15, 2010 4:14 PM

    Too bad, so sad.

  22. Bill In DC says: Sep 15, 2010 4:18 PM

    Ruptured Biceps recovery is 6-12 months.

  23. Jeaaff Jeaaff Jeaaff says: Sep 15, 2010 4:33 PM

    Were going to find out his injuries were all caused by steroids. Tendon tears are a dead giceaway.
    Its sad, he was a great player and a class act, but its now time to go. Bullitt has and will do just fine as his replacement. See ya Bobby!

  24. dlmcc0909 says: Sep 15, 2010 4:42 PM

    This guy couldnt make it through 9 holes of miniature golf without tearing a muscle

  25. bamalion3 says: Sep 15, 2010 4:45 PM

    LOL at RIP,TryThe Veal, &Barry.
    Bob Sanders is a “Madden” Hall of Famer though.
    I really do feel bad for Bob.
    His body is failing him.

  26. Gautam says: Sep 15, 2010 4:48 PM

    I would like to marry James Andrews’s daughter… sounds like one rich father-in-law

  27. bamalion3 says: Sep 15, 2010 4:48 PM

    Dr. Andrews makes bank. Im here in Helena(birmingham),AL and all every pro athlete with a tummy ache sees Andrews. . . unless you get the hook-up, plan on your injury healing on its own before you get an appointment.

  28. Allied Biscuit says: Sep 15, 2010 4:58 PM

    not overrated. at all. when he plays, the colts are a superbowl defense.
    just too bad.

  29. midwest says: Sep 15, 2010 5:28 PM

    @Bill in DC…it wasn’t a ruptured bicep. It was a torn bicep tendon which is either the long or short tendon. Most likely, it is the tendon that attaches the bicep to the shoulder, or the long tendon which is actually a pretty common football injury (which is caused by falling on an outstretched arm, as is what I saw in the replay). While you can use your bicep after 2 months, strenuous activity is more along 4-6, with normalization at 6-9 months.
    I would be really surprised if he isn’t out for the year.

  30. SKINSFANTOM says: Sep 15, 2010 5:42 PM


  31. DG0122 says: Sep 15, 2010 5:56 PM

    Ronnie Lott would have had it amputated

  32. tedskro says: Sep 15, 2010 6:23 PM

    You think him and Stafford hung out together in the waiting room?

  33. Joel_mac5 says: Sep 15, 2010 6:30 PM

    “Bob Sanders should take GlassJoes place on Mike Tysons punchout.”
    I disagree. He’d have to be a Tyson/Glass Joe mix. If he hits you, you’re out, if you hit him, he’s out.

  34. FinFan68 says: Sep 15, 2010 6:58 PM

    The Colts will try to get some money back. There will be a Bob Sanders Version of the kid’s game “Operation” on sale at the stadium pro shop

  35. FreddieBaby says: Sep 15, 2010 7:11 PM

    Tough break. Sanders is so much fun to watch because of his reckless style of play. He can really bring it. Unfortunately, that style of play has really put a damper on his career. Too bad the injury might land him on the IR again.

  36. XLI says: Sep 15, 2010 7:14 PM

    While Bob has missed a crazy amount of games, the Colts are 39-10 withOUT him and 38-10 with him. They won the AFC without him last year as well (and without Gonzo). A huge loss yet again but Bullitt has earned a starters role even if it happens due to injury. Bullitt would start on half the teams in the league.
    Bob counts 2.75 million this year (not a major hit), but his salary jumps next yeat big time. Unless Bob gets back on the field this year, I can’t see the Colts keeping him. As a fan I have no problems with Bullitt taking over, but what a sad way for Sanders to exit if that is the case.

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