Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders Player Overview

Sanders added another 2 injuries in 2017, brining his NFL tally to 16 documented issues over 8 seasons. He lost 4 games to ankle problems last year: a midseason sprain and then a December bone bruise -- both on the right side. Two seasons before, a left ankle sprain cost him a game. Sanders enters 2018 healthy at age 31 and looks like a value in fantasy football drafts. Rookie WR Courtland Sutton adds target competition that has been missing beyond the top 2 wideouts in Denver.

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2018: question mark 58%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 5.3%
Projected Games missed for 2018: question mark 2.8
Durability: question mark 6

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Emmanuel Sanders Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 14, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Bruise Sanders suffered a bone bruise in his right ankle against the Colts in Week 15 and missed the final 2 games.
Oct 15, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Sanders sprained his right ankle in the 3rd quarter of Week 6 and missed the following 2 games.
Nov 15, 2015 NFL Hand Finger Sprain/Pull Unspecified Sanders sprained a finger and missed the next game, though the high ankle sprain might have caused that.
Nov 8, 2015 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Sanders sprained his left ankle against the Colts. He played on it in Week 10 but left that game early -- with other issues -- and then sat out Week 11. He later revealed it was a high-ankle sprain.
Oct 18, 2015 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Sanders sprained the A/C joint in his left shoulder but was able to play through the injury.
Aug 6, 2015 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Sanders pulled his right hamstring and sat out the entire preseason. He returned for Week 1.
Nov 16, 2014 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Sanders got a concussion after he took a huge hit in Week 11. He was able to make it back the following week.
Nov 2, 2014 NFL Chest Rib Bruise Sanders was taken out of the game after taking a big hit. He was examined and diagnosed with a bruised rib then returned to the game.
Aug 4, 2014 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Sanders sustained a "slight" right thigh strain and missed some preseason time.
Dec 22, 2013 NFL Knee Patella Sprain Sanders left the Week 16 matchup at halftime with a patella sprain and missed the remainder of the game but was able to return to practice.
Dec 16, 2012 NFL Chest Rib Fracture Sanders cracked a rib in Week 15 and left the game in the 3rd quarter. He did not miss the following week's game, though.
Dec 6, 2011 NFL Pedal Foot Sanders missed 3 games with inflammation in his surgically repaired right foot.
Oct 30, 2011 NFL Knee Meniscus Tear Sanders needed arthroscopic surgery to repair his left meniscus. He missed 2 games and then returned after the Week 11 bye.
Aug 1, 2011 NFL Pedal Foot Sanders had bone marrow and calcium injected into his previously repaired left foot to promote healing. He missed the 1st 3 preseason games.
Apr 4, 2011 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Sanders had surgery in April after developing a stress fracture in his left foot.
Feb 6, 2011 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Sanders broke a bone in his right foot in the 2nd quarter of the Super Bowl loss to the Packers and required surgery.
Sep 15, 2010 NFL Leg Quad Bruise Sanders lost 3 games to a quad injury that he admitted was worse than he initially believed. He returned after the Week 5 bye.