Monday, September 13, 2010

Bob Sanders S Indianapolis Colts

Bob Sanders, periodically injured safety and former defensive player of the year, has only played 24 games over the past 2 seasons, and has only played more than 14 games in a season twice in his career since being drafted in 2004. So who's the most injury prone player in the league? Lets take a look at it.

Rookie: Knee and foot injuries ended his season early

2006: Played only 4 games during the regular season due to a early season knee injury, came back to help the Colts win the Super Bowl.

2007: Completely healthy and won the NFL DPOY award.

2008: Was expected to start training camp on the PUP list. Didn't, but missed 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. Came back, but quickly was hurt again when a knee injury kept him sidelined 2 weeks after week 11.

2009: Offseason knee injury healed just in time for the regular season -- only to tear his biceps week 2.

2010: Less than 15 minutes into the game, he has already been hurt with what has been rumored to be a season ending injury.

Ouch Update: Well that was fast, he has another torn bicep. That's a big bicep to be tearing too. 

When Justin Harrell was drafted #16 overall in the 2007 draft he had injury problems, that was a given fact. Ted Thompson just hoped he'd overcome them and show the strength and quickness he displayed when healthy at Tennessee -- and believe me, that never happened.

2003 at UT: Surgery on right leg for shin splints - missed half of spring practices, broken right ankle caused him to miss 5 games. One snap after returning re-aggravated the injury.

2004 at UT: Injury to his ankle caused him to miss 2 games.

2006 at UT: Torn biceps ended his season after 3 games.

Rookie: Played through knee and ankle injuries -- neither which required surgery.

2008: Started training camp on PUP, and hurt his back which required surgery after a weight lifting accident and spent the first 6 weeks on PUP.

2009: Re-aggravated the back injury which made him inactive for the entire 2009 season.

2010: A torn ACL in the first game of the season ends up with Harrell on injured reserve ending his first season where he came into healthy.

Dusty Dvoracek was the bears 3rd round pick in 2006, but showed a lot of starting potential before, well injuries kicked in.

Rookie: Missed the entire season with a foot injury.

2007: Tore his ACL in his first career start.

2008: Calf injury prior to training camp, led to his season in which he was placed on injured reserve for elbow bursitis.

2009: Knee surgery on a sprained MCL revealed that he had injured his ACL also and he was placed on the IR for the 4th time in 4 years. He was released, and now plays in the UFL but he will likely get a sports hernia from sneezing, or tear and ACL during sex in no time.

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