Morning sports update: Mohamed Sanu’s trainer thinks the receiver was ‘shell of himself’ in 2019 due to injury

"I promise you, that is a huge chip on his shoulder now."

Mohamed Sanu scores a touchdown against the Ravens in 2019. Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Major League Baseball is officially set to return. On Tuesday, the league announced its return, with a 60-game season set to begin on July 23 or 24.

Mohamed Sanu is reportedly recovering well after offseason ankle surgery: The Patriots traded for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu in October, sending a second-round pick to the Falcons in return.

Sanu, 30, made 26 catches for 207 yards in eight games with the Patriots, also notching a touchdown catch against the Ravens in November 2019.

Yet the 6-foot-2 Sanu was hampered for much of his initial season in New England by a high ankle injury. In the offseason, he had surgery to correct the issue. Now looking at his first full season with the Patriots, Sanu’s trainer believes he could be a much more effective player following his 16-week recovery.


“I would tell you he’s probably faster, quicker, leaner, and in better shape now than prior to the surgery,” Hilton Alexander told ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

Alexander maintains that Sanu was a “shell of himself” at the end of the 2019 season and could be in line for a strong 2020.

“I know the fans didn’t get a chance to see 100 percent Mohamed Sanu,” Alexander said. “I promise you, that is a huge chip on his shoulder now.”

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