WR Emmanuel Sanders Injury Profile

#1 Emmanuel Sanders
Position: WR
Height/Weight: 5’11″/180 lbs.
College: SMU
Year joined Bills: 2021
Acquired: Free Agency via Saints

College Injuries:

TBD

Pro Injuries:

2010 Steelers:

Missed 3 games, suffered Week 1 injury due to a quadricep bruise. Sanders also suffered a right foot fracture in the Super Bowl, which required surgery followed by a left foot fracture also requiring surgery in the offseason. 

2011 Steelers:

Following the surgery on the left foot, he developed a stress fracture in the left foot, ultimately missing 3 preseason games. Missed 5 total games, Week 9-10 due to arthroscopic knee surgery due to a meniscus tear, followed by Week 14-16 due to inflammation in his right foot

2012 Steelers:

Missed 0 games, dealt with several injuries including a knee injury in Week 2, shoulder injury Week 13, rib injuries in Week 14, and including a cracked rib in Week 15.

2013 Steelers:

Missed 0 games, dealt with several injuries including a foot injury Week 10, another foot injury Week 14, and a knee injury, specifically a knee sprain in Week 16.

2014 Broncos:

Missed 0 games, dealt with several injuries including a right hamstring strain in the preseason. Suffered a concussion Week 11, hip injury Week 16.

2015 Broncos:

Suffered a right hamstring strain, missed the entire preseason.  Missed 1 game total but dealt with a left AC Joint sprain in Week 6. Suffered a left high ankle sprain in Week 10 also sustaining a finger injury in Week 11. 

2016 Broncos:

Missed 0 games, did not appear on the injury report.

2017 Broncos:

Missed 4 total games, Grade 2 right ankle sprain in Week 6, was questionable in Weeks 12, 14, suffered a bone bruise in his right ankle Week 15, missed 2 games. 

2018 Broncos:

Missed 4 total games due to a torn left Achilles suffered in practice prior to Week 14. Required tightrope procedure on the right ankle in the offseason to address 2017 ankle injuries. 

2019 Broncos/49ers:

Missed 0 games while with Broncos, traded to 49ers, made first appearance in Week 8. Missed 0 games with 49ers, did suffer rib cartilage damage in Week 10.

2020 Saints:

Missed 2 games due to COVID, Weeks 7-8

General links:

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Published by Dr. Trimble

My name is Dr. Kyle Trimble and I am, first and foremost, a Buffalo Bills fan!! When I am not cheering on the Buffalo Bills, I am a Physical Therapist. To give a background on myself; I was born and raised in Erie, PA, moved to Buffalo in 2006 to begin my studies at D'Youville College towards becoming a Physical Therapist at which time I became a devoted Buffalo Bills fan.  I graduated in 2013 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy and moved home for several years. Moving back to the Buffalo area in 2016, I have gained extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing, acute care hospital, and home care. Having obtained a significant wealth of knowledge that continues to grow, along with a undying fandom of the Bills, puts me in the unique position to educate my fellow fans about our great team. 
I am currently an injury spotter working with Dr. David Chao, Orthopedic Surgeon @ProFootballDoc based out of San Diego. In this role, I provide real time updates regarding injuries during the game. I hope you enjoy what I publish and I welcome any comments or questions you may have.
Disclaimer: My opinions are my own.  Any thoughts I have on the injuries is based on media reports, my knowledge of the injury, and speculation based on the information currently available.


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