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Bob Sanders career over?

Posted on: July 19, 2010 5:07 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2010 5:56 pm
B. Sanders (US Presswire)
Michael Lombardi wrote on today that Colts safety Bob Sanders might never play football again. Apparently, Sanders's rehab for the shoulder and bicep issues that limited him to just two games last season has been very slow. From afar, Sanders appears to be one of the slowest healers in the NFL. In 2006, he spent seemingly the entire season on the cusp of returning from a knee injury, but in the end, he wound up only playing four games (though he was on the field in the playoffs for the Colts’ Super Bowl run).

In addition to missing 14 games in ’09, Sanders was on the shelf for 10 contests in ’08 (high ankle sprain). The one full season he has played in the last four years (15 games in 2007), he was voted NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Sanders’s diminutive size (5’8”, 206) and reckless style of play make him susceptible to injury, though many of his problems have not resulted from on-field collisions.

UPDATE: In June, Bob Sanders said he felt great. A Colts team spokesman tells the Indy Star that nothing has changed since then.

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Category: NFL

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2010 9:17 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

He owes the Colts money for going all out and playing balls to the wall?  Wow.  Frankly, the Colts signed him despite his injury history, it's their loss.  The guy was an absolute stud for them when healthy.

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

The man plays balls to the wall..injuries are a given the way Sanders handles the game.  Ronnie Lott played 5 complete seasons out of his 15 season Hall of Fame career.  And my "homer kool-aid"?  Wow either you are the one with a BAC above 1.0 or your mom doesn't know you are online, junior.

PS   "your" does not have an "e" at the end of it

Ronnie Lott once had a finger cut off above the top knuckle and CONTINUED playing in the game.  Sander and Lott do not belong in the same sentence. 

But to even think for a second, his career may be over....would be absolutley unwarrented and ridiculous.  #21 will be a pro-bowler again and a force not to be messed with for years and years to come......What exaclty are you basing your OPINION on?  I wouldn't say this story was news worthy, and the writer may not even know for sure, but I would guess that he, at least, is getting information from someone "in the know."  It seems to be a fact that his rehab is coming along very slow.  It's also a fact that he has had a few major injuries that kept him off the field for prolonged periods of time.  Maybe he feels like enough is enough, and maybe not.  I just don't know where you're getting any of your information's based solely on a homerist opinion.

Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2010 8:08 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

I did like watching him play too.  Even when he was at Iowa he was a big hitter.  Will be sad if he does hang 'em up.

Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: July 19, 2010 8:02 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

If anyone takes this story seriously I have some land to sell them on a nice part of the Hudson River.
Truth is, you and your lover OceanC don't know anything more than what the media tells you.  Only Bob Sanders and his doctor(s) know when, if, and how he will play again.

To speculate one way or the other deeper into this issue is pointless and reveals only that you're more than willing to buy any sort of "land" the media wants to sell you.

Wake up, be intelligent, and wait to see what happens like the rest of us.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2010 8:01 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

Sad. The guy plays with a total disregard for his physical well being. He's one though SOB but not nearly big enough to take the kind of punishment that comes with his style of play. I enjoyed watching this dude lay the hammer down. Good luck with whatever comes next for you Mr. sanders.

Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2010 7:47 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

I am a Colts fan and I don't care if Bob plays or not, as long he's healthy if playing or giving money back if not. Colts showed last year they did not need Bob Sanders to win. Would be nice to have him but if he can't stay on the field take some cap room back from his contract and sign someone else. It would just be nice to know the truth about whats going on for once, the Colts keep this stuff secret until the last second every time.

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2010 7:36 pm
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Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2010 7:21 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

The dude can't stay healthy or stay on the field.  And to say this injury isn't that bad, he makes a living tackling people so you kind of need your shoulders and biceps...He's DONE, capital D, O, N, E!!!

Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2010 7:10 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

I'd have to disagree that Sander's career is over with this type of injury.  Sure, he might not start the season, but I don't think he is done.  He's not that old yet.  And it's not like he's Curtis Enis, who was bust and injury prone to boot.

Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2010 6:58 pm

Bob Sanders career over?

did you really just put Bob Sanders in the same sentence as  Ronnie Lott. you are retarded

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