Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders reveals he had ankle surgery in the offseason
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders spent the offseason recovering from a torn Achilles that ended his 2018 campaign, however, it appears that was not the only injury he was dealing with.
Most of the headlines regarding Sanders was focused on his return from the Achilles. According to Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News, he revealed that he also underwent surgery on his other ankle.
“My [right] ankle gave me problems all last year,’’ Sanders told Klis. “I came to camp last year thinking, ‘How to hell am I going to get through this season?’”
Sanders added that the lingering ankle may have attributed to him tearing his Achilles.
“I feel like that was kind of the reason I tore my Achilles,’’ Sanders said.
The prospect of Sanders’ injury being the result of over-compensation is certainly not too far-fetched. The veteran had quite a bit on his plate trying to get back to 100 percent this offseason. If there is a silver lining that came with the Achilles tear, it is that it gave him an opportunity to get his whole body situated.
Sanders’ is hoping that his efforts will allow him to pick up where he left off last season when he hauled in 71 receptions for 868 yards and four touchdowns. The Broncos have also been optimistic that he will have a chance to find his footing at some point in the preseason. Their plans to get him on the field before the start of the 2019 NFL season are a positive sign of how long he has come in his rehab.