The injury bug has followed Bob Sanders all the way to the West Coast.
The San Diego Chargers strong safety will miss the rest of the regular season, the organization announced on Thursday.
Sanders was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list because of a knee injury he sustained in the second game of the season against the New England Patriots.
The talented safety signed with the Chargers this season after being released from the Indianapolis Colts in February.
“From the standpoint of where his knee is, it was a decision that was the right one,” coach Norv Turner said, according to the Associated Press. “When you make a decision like this, it’s based on medical facts first and included our feelings and his. I know that it was going to be difficult for him to continue. I’ve had a number of conversations with Bob over the last few days. This is difficult for him. I’m very respectful of what he tried to do for us and I wish his impact would’ve lasted longer.”
He did not play in San Diego’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3.
Sanders has been hampered by injuries for the majority of his career. He missed the equivalent of four full seasons prior to joining the Chargers.
He has only played in more than 10 games in his career twice—in 2005 and 2007.
When Sanders was on the field he was a difference maker for the Colts. In the two seasons he was selected to the Pro Bowl, 2005 and 2007, he played in 14 and 15 games respectively. He was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2007.
-With Associated Press