Colts Week 2 Injury Report

Injury Bug bites the Indianapolis Colts and the rest of the NFL in Week Two

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  • Xavier Rhodes
By JacobMummert September 23, 2020 0 Comment
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The Indianapolis Colts faced injuries throughout their week two win against the Minnesota Vikings, but so did the rest of the NFL

The Indianapolis Colts started off week two with an injury from a last-minute addition to the inactive list. Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin landed on the inactive list a few hours before the game from an illness that sent him to the hospital.

On the first drive of the game for the Indianapolis Colts offense, wide receiver Parris Campbell ran a sweep to the right side of the field for seven yards where he was met by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith. Campbell stayed down, clutching his knee. He had to be carted off the field. His status fluctuated Sunday from questionable to eventually out. According to Adam Schefter, Campbell injured his PCL and MCL which will keep him out indefinitely.

During the second quarter, another injury struck the Colts. Safety Malik Hooker left the field slowly and went directly to the locker room before halftime. He was battling a heel injury and was downgraded to out before the third quarter. According to Ian Rapoport, Hooker has torn his Achilles.

These two players have a history of injuries that only worsen the situation. Campbell played only seven games in his rookie season last year. He endured hamstring and abdominal injuries in addition to a broken hand and foot. Hooker has missed 14 games in his four years with the Colts due to shoulder, hamstring, knee, hand, and foot injuries plus a torn ACL and MCL.

Second Half

If that wasn’t enough, the Colts faced two more injuries in the second half. Lineback Matthew Adams went down with an ankle injury and cornerback Xavier Rhodes battled cramps. Both left the game and didn’t return.

In their absence, two rookies stepped up to the challenge. Rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. was the second leading receiver on the team with four receptions for 37 yards. Rookie safety Julian Blackmon made two solo tackles and two pass deflections, one of which led to a pick by safety Khari Willis, in his NFL debut.

Injuries around the League

The NFL as a whole saw many severe injuries occur in week two. New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa both injured their knees in week two and both reportedly tore their ACLs. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devante Adams and Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey were both questionable to return with hamstring injuries. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t play in the second half after injuring his ankle. Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock injured his shoulder early in the first quarter and was out the remainder of the game. This is just a highlight of the many injuries that plagued teams in week two.

The Colts, like almost every other team, will need players to step up as week two set many teams back with injuries. This off-season with restructured training camps and no preseason games took its toll on players’ bodies in week two.

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