The Colts are still trying to recover from a variety of injuries, and today President Bill Polian said that a couple of those players that were hurt in 2007 may not be ready to go for training camp in 2008. Those players include Pro Bowl wide out Marvin Harrison, safety Bob Sanders, and defensive standout Dwight Freeney. All three of those players have had surgery, and Polian said they won’t be back until they are 100 percent.
Harrison continues to be the biggest question mark, as he had had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last month and has been rehabilitating the inflamed capsule in his left knee. He was first hurt in the teams early season win over the Broncos on September 30th. He missed 11 games during the season.
Sanders had left shoulder surgery and was at the Super Bowl with his right arm in a sling. Polian said that the Defensive Player of the Year may start the season on the physically unable to perform list. Sanders was a stud this past year on defense for the Colts, with a career high 3.5 sacks, two picks, and 132 tackles.
As for Freeney, he had surgery on his left foot in November. The good news is that Polian feels that he will be ready to go for opening day, but may miss time in training camp. In 9 games in 2007 Freeney had 18 tackles with 3.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.