Bob Sanders isn't healthy enough to play yet. Indianapolis Colts hopes he's back before mid-October.
Yes, the Pro Bowl safety avoided opening this season on the physically unable to perform list, a move that would have kept him out another six weeks and a move that new coach Jim Caldwell acknowledged means Indy anticipates having the 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year back sooner.
"The biggest thing was that we felt he (Sanders) was going to be back inside that five- or six-week window," coach Jim Caldwell said Monday. "He's making progress, he's coming along."