Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders is out for the season with a torn biceps tendon, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting.
Sanders visited Dr. James Andrews this week, and Colts coach Jim Caldwell said today that Sanders would need surgery. But while Caldwell indicated that he was holding out some hope that Sanders could return, Schefter reports that Sanders is done for the year. Sanders suffered the injury in Sunday’s win over the San Francisco 49ers.
When healthy, Sanders is one of the best defensive players in football. But he’s not healthy often: Sanders has played just 47 regular-season games in his six-year NFL career.
The loss of Sanders is a big one for the 7-0 Colts, and it’s not the only big injury the Colts have had in their secondary this week. Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden is expected to miss up to four weeks with a knee injury, and fellow cornerback Marlin Jackson has been placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL during a non-contact drill in practice on Wednesday.