Various Steelers beat writers are reporting this morning that second year wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has informed the media that he will remain sidelined for the next 3 weeks with a foot injury. Sanders had both feet operated during the offseason after suffering a broken bone in one of his feet during the Steelers loss to the Packers in the Super Bowl.
Sanders tried to practice during the first on field practice this past weekend, but reported foot discomfort afterwards and has been sidelined since. This might explain the Steelers recent interest in Plaxico Burress this past weekend as there might be concerns about that foot going forward.
If you are a listener of The Terrible Podcast, I have noted in past episodes that this could very well be the case and even after the second surgery was reported this offseason, I noted that it is never good to hear about young wide receivers with injuries to there feet. Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that one of the surgically repaired feet of Sanders did not heal as expected, but he told reporters it\’s not a major setback and that he should be able to play in the final two preseason games. Bouchette also reports that Sanders had injection in his left foot that included bone marrow from his heel in an attempt to speed up the healing process.
Steelers Digest reports that Sanders is now wearing a protective boot and is using crutches to get around.