Report: Sanders has surgery on torn biceps

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts safety Bob Sanders has reportedly had surgery to repair the torn right biceps muscle that he suffered in the season-opener against Houston.

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that orthopedist Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery on Sanders. Incidentally, Andrews performed that surgery on his left biceps last year, causing Sanders to miss all but two games.

While no timetable has been announced for Sanders' return, the newspaper went on to say that the team announced that Sanders will remain on the 53-man roster, leaving it open for him to return at some point this season.

Since being named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2007, the 29-year- old Sanders has appeared in just nine games due to a myriad of injuries that included knee surgery.

The two-time All-Pro was signed to a lucrative extension after recording 132 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks, two interceptions and six passes defended in 2007.

Sanders is in his seventh NFL season after Indianapolis made him a second- round pick in 2004 out of Iowa. In that time, he's appeared in more than six games only twice due to injury.


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