Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has high hopes for what the 2014 season holds for him on his new team.
Who can blame him? He gets to slide into a passing offense that broke records upon records last season with Peyton Manning at the helm. They look poised to score in bunches again this season.
Unfortunately for Sanders, it sounds like he won’t get his first action on the field as a Bronco just yet. He was held out of practice on Tuesday with a leg injury and is at risk to miss the team’s preseason opener against the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, Sanders was out with a right thigh injury:
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who suffered a right thigh injury in Monday’s practice, was held out of the Broncos’ workout Tuesday morning.
Sanders was on the practice field but did not have a helmet and did not participate. The injury is not considered serious, but he is now likely a bit of a question mark for Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks.
Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post writes that team is listing the injury as a quad strain. It is not believed to be serious, even if it does cost him one quarter of preseason action this week.
Sanders caught 67 balls for 740 yards and six touchdowns last season while playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Denver he will presumably join the starting lineup and immediately enjoy some of the volume of targets left behind by Eric Decker, now of the New York Jets.