Knee injury keeps Colts Sanders doubtful for Cowboys game


Indianapolis - The Indianapolis Colts don't expect to have safety Bob Sanders available for Sunday's game with Dallas.

Sanders has missed six of the Colts last seven games because soreness and swelling in his right knee. He had arthroscopic surgery on the knee in September and has only practiced twice in the last month, although he did start against New England two weeks ago.

Colts coach Tony Dungy says it's doubtful that Sanders will play. He says it's a pain issue.

Sanders was among several Colts missing practice on Thursday. Others were wide receiver Brandon Stokley (knee), defensive end Robert Mathis (hand), defensive tackle Montae Reagor (facial and head injuries), linebacker Keith O'Neil (ankle), safety Matt Giordano (calf strain) and linebacker Gary Brackett (hamstring strain).

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