Ward, Sanders To Undergo Surgery

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers Hines Ward and Emmanuel Sanders will undergo surgery to repair injuries they suffered this season, according to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Ward will have surgery on a torn ligament in his left thumb and cartilage damage in his left knee.

He has been playing with both injuries nearly all season. Ward has had problems with his left knee since training camp and suffered the torn thumb ligament in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans. Ward plans on returning to the Steelers for his 14th season.

Sanders will have surgery to repair his broken foot.

Steeler players will need to have surgery before the March 3 expiration date of the collective bargaining agreement. If the owners lock out the players, they will not be covered by the leagues’ health insurance and will have to pay for surgery out of their own pocket.

If the players are locked out by the owners, they can not rehab at the team’s facility or speak to any team employees.

  • William Campbell

    Give Hines a lot of credit playing through those injuries all season. It was obvious that he was in pain most of the season.

    • America's team

      Wines Hard wasn’t hurt he is just a washed up bum

  • Jack Beiber

    he’s a tough guy in all ways.

  • moonseel

    that is a sad situation that when you are injured during a season that you covered wit insurance that they are not lliable for the costs of surgeries and any rehab that is connected with it,. Is that another way that Godell is worried about players health. What a hippocrite.

  • Honeylmalik

    Praying for the league to have a fair turnout & we will have a football season next year. Praying for Ward & Sanders to have a successful surgeries & God BlessAmerica!

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