Bob Sanders will need elbow surgery, will be out for the year

11/6/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Bob Sanders, when he's on the field, is one of the top 3 safeties in the NFL. There is no doubt about that. The problem is that he's rarely on the field. In his first 5 years in the NFL, Sanders has missed 35 games, and he has already missed 5 this year. It looks like he'll be out even longer, since he needs surgery on his elbow.

Sanders almost played full seasons in 2005 and 2007, and was an All-Pro in both of those seasons. The Colts are used to playing without him, but he's always hard to replace. No word yet on how long he'll be out.

UPDATE: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, he's out for the year. That makes 49 missed games in 6 seasons. That's more missed games than games played.
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