Bob Sanders Attends Colts' Practice
And while the Indianapolis Colts' two-time Pro Bowl safety attended practice Wednesday afternoon, a timetable on his potential return this season remains unknown.
Sanders, who missed 24 games in 2008 and 2009, sustained a torn right biceps in the Colts' regular-season opener in Houston and has not played since. He underwent surgery to repair the injury in mid-September and has been rehabilitating in California.
Sanders, the 2007 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year, did not participate in practice, according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
"They will give him an assessment and further evaluate and make some determination where he is and keep moving forward," Colts coach Jim Caldwell said. "From what I understand, he looks good and he certainly has gotten better."
The Colts' hope is that Sanders can return for the final weeks of the season.
Sanders missed 14 games last season with various injuries, including a ruptured left biceps tendon sustained November 1. He missed 10 games in 2008 with a knee injury.
"It's going quite well," Colts president Bill Polian said earlier this week. "We're going to get an idea on where he is from a conditioning standpoint in addition to the rehabilitation. We're going to try to get an overall assessment of where he is."
Polian said the Colts hope to have an idea later in the week about a timetable for Sanders to return to practice.
"Our hope is he'll be out there fairly soon," Polian said. "We thought he'd be back before the end of the season and that he could contribute down the stretch. . . . We held him inactive all season despite the stress on the roster expecting there will be a point where he does come back and is able to help us."