Injury Report

Emmanuel Sanders Hopes To Play Against The Browns Despite Knee Injury

On Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his pres conference that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a lateral meniscus injury in the first half of the Sunday game against the Green Bay Packers and he deemed hi questionable for the game this coming Sunday against the Cleveland Browns as a result. On Tuesday, Sanders updated his condition when he talked to the media.

According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sanders said he got good news from the MRI that was done on his knee and while it’s still sore, he would like to play against the Browns.

Sanders will of course be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and being as he already has put up career numbers heading into the regular season finale, it will be interesting to see if he plays if not 100%. The Steelers are still alive for a playoff spot, however, so that will likely factor into the final decision.

If this were a meaningless game, there is no doubt in my mind that Sanders would miss it. We’ll just have see how the rest of the week plays out as he apparently didn’t do much in practice on Tuesday.

According to Will Graves of the Associated Press, Sanders believes he’s shown all 32 teams this season that he can be explosive player. As Graves also points out, the former SMU product appears to be resigned to the fact that he will not be in Pittsburgh next season because of the issues the team faces as far as the salary cap goes.


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