Emmanuel Sanders had screws inserted into the fifth metatarsal bone in each foot this spring. He fractured the bone in his right foot in the first half of Super Bowl XLV against the Packers and did not return. It was revealed after the Super Bowl that there was a slight fracture in the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, too. Team doctors encouraged him to have a screw inserted in his left foot to prevent another injury.
Sanders is working out with a local trainer in Wexford and was to run for the first time Monday. He expected to be running full speed in two weeks and to be ready for the scheduled start of training camp in late July.
"It ended up working out perfect," Sanders said. "We gave it a little bit more time because there were no OTAs this year. Honestly, I think I can run full speed right now. They just want to make sure it's 100 percent."
Sanders finished his rookie season with 28 grabs for 376 yards and 2 TDs. Sanders looks likely to take the next step in his sophomore season and has some sleeper potential if he can push Hines Ward to a 3rd option.