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Colts SS Sanders leaves game with elbow injury, return is questionable

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By PFW staff

Oft-injured Colts SS Bob Sanders left the season opener against the Texans in the first quarter with an elbow injury. His return is questionable.

Sanders, a two-time Pro Bowler, has played in only eight games combined in the past two seasons, playing just two in 2009. The two seasons he has played at least 14 games he reached the Pro Bowl both seasons.

The way we see it

A Sanders injury is nothing new for the Colts, and S Melvin Bullitt is a more-than-capable replacement. In fact, Bullitt intercepted Texans QB Matt Schaub after entering the game. Bullitt, a four-year veteran, started 12 games in 2009. This was the first offseason in four years that Sanders did not have surgery, so hopes were high that the 2007 Defensive MVP could finally stay healthy, and it's a very bad sign that he already had to leave the first game of the season with an injury.


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