Help on the way for battered Colts

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 8:06 p.m.
Posted By Arthur Arkush

Owner Bill Polian has seen a lot in his 30-plus years in the NFL. But he recently acknowledged that he has never seen an injury bug this nasty. With a league-leading 12 players on injured reserve, the Colts have given new meaning to the phrase "next man up." But we hear that help is on the way. Several key players, including SS Bob Sanders and RB Joseph Addai, are expected to be ready by Week 12 or Week 13. Sanders' torn biceps tendon is improving, and he is going to meet with Dr. James Andrews very soon to discuss an expedited rehabilitation schedule. Although Addai is still experiencing pain, he has shown encouraging signs. Our sources say that if the Colts can get Sanders, Addai and others back for the final stretch, it could resemble Dallas Clark's return from a knee injury in Week 17 of the 2006 season when he gave the Colts a major boost on the way to winning Super Bowl XLI.