Colts Injury Questions Entering 2019 Training Camp

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Colts Injury Questions Entering 2019 Training Camp

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Colts Injury Questions Entering 2019 Training Camp

Going into the Colts 2019 Training Camp at Grand Park, here’s a look at the injury questions for Frank Reich’s team.

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INDIANAPOLISThe injury issues and concerns are much, much less than they were this time last year.

 

In fact, it’s very possible that the Colts have close to their entire 90-man roster healthy and ready for the opening day of Training Camp practice. Unless something injury wise popped up during the summer break (like Anthony Castonzo last year), the Colts are looking at a good bill of health entering Grand Park.

 

Here’s a look at some of the injured guys to watch when practice starts on Thursday:

 

  • WR-Deon Cain (knee): It was an early August ACL injury for Cain last year. The Colts expect him to be cleared for Training Camp and to not be on the physically unable to perform list when the regular season begins.
     
  • TE-Jack Doyle (hip/kidney): Off-season hip surgery for Doyle had him trending more towards a Training Camp return. Doyle did not participate in the spring, but appeared to be running close to full speed near the end of the offseason program.
     
  • TE-Eric Ebron (groin): In early April, Ebron had surgery on his groin. But Ebron did participate in some capacity during the team’s minicamp to end the offseason program.
     
  • S-Clayton Geathers (knee): The Colts decided to play it safe with Geathers this spring, keeping him sidelined after an offseason ‘clean up.’ Do the Colts feel they need to monitor the camp reps for Geathers, who is in a contract year?
     
  • WR-Reece Fountain: On Monday morning, the Colts announced that Fountain was going on the NFI list to start camp, which indicates he suffered an injury away from team during this recent break. We will know more on Fountain's injury situation when players report on Wednesday.
     
  • WR-T.Y. Hilton (ankle): Hilton took part in a pretty good amount of the spring offseason program, after returning from a high and low ankle sprain last season. Hilton rarely takes practice days off, but maybe a veteran rest day or two will occur for him in camp.
     
  • S-Malik Hooker (foot): Hooker, who missed the January playoff loss to Kansas City, was full-go this spring for the first time in his three NFL offseasons.
     
  • LB-Darius Leonard (ankle) A minor ankle procedure this spring sidelined Leonard for all team activities. Leonard has been working out since the end of the spring and looks ready for his second NFL Training Camp.
     
  • QB-Andrew Luck (calf): Well, it’s nowhere near the worrisome from this time last year with the right shoulder for Luck. A calf strain did sideline Luck for 4 weeks and 13 practices during the spring. Frank Reich said he expects Luck to be ready for camp, following a slightly more ramped up throwing schedule than last year (when Luck had a throwing pattern of 3 straight days on, 1 day off).
     
  • DE-Carrol Phillips: The edge rusher was banged up throughout the spring. He first appeared on the physically unable to perform list on Monday, but the Colts removed him from that on Tuesday morning.
     
  • TE-Ross Travis (knee): A late August ACL injury last preseason should have the tight end cleared for Training Camp. Travis did not participate in the spring after tearing his ACL in the 2018 preseason finale. Travis, Cain and Geathers are three guys to keep an eye on off this list in terms of how ‘full-go’ they are in the early days at Grand Park.
     
  • CB-Quincy Wilson (thumb): A heavily wrapped left thumb kept Wilson off the field for the end of the spring offseason program. Indications are that Wilson will be good to go for camp.
     
  • LB-Anthony Walker: For the vast majority of the spring, Walker was on the field with the starting defense. While a body part wasn’t disclosed for Walker’s occasional absence, Ballard had mentioned the third-year linebacker as someone who could have been limited during the spring.
     

Here were some of the other injured Colts from the spring: DE-Denico Autry, WR-Penny Hart, CB-Chris Milton, DE-Jabaal Sheard, DL-Jihad Ward, RB-Jordan Wilkins.

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