Steelers WR Sanders out longer than expected

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders' surgically repaired left foot is healing more slowly than expected and he will be out for another three weeks.

Sanders, a 2010 third-round pick by the team, suffered a broken right foot in the AFC championship game that was surgically repaired. Then, a fracture was detected in his left foot and surgery was performed on that foot in early April.

The left foot has not healed as expected and is the reason why Sanders has been held out of training camp thus far.

Sanders, 24, became a key contributor to the Steelers' run to Super Bowl XLV. He secured the No. 3 WR role in the second half of the season and was one of the team's key pass-catching options, with 24 catches for 300 yards and two TDs in the final eight regular-season games and adding 7-91-0 in three postseason contests. He finished the regular season with 28-376-2 receiving in 13 games.