Indianapolis Colts Face Injuries on Return to Training Camp


Following their 38-3 home victory against the St. Louis Rams in game one of the 2012 NFL Preseason, the Indianapolis Colts had the following day off. After a well-deserved off-day on Monday, the Colts returned to Anderson, Indiana on Tuesday to finish up their last few days of camp. On Sunday, the Colts will face another challenge by traveling to Pittsburgh and battling the Steelers.

This new-look Colts squad may have looked dominant in their home preseason debut last Sunday, but the team did not walk away from the game unscarred. Linebacker Pat Angerer, the team’s leading tackler last season, will miss over a month with a broken foot that he suffered against the Rams. Linebacker Robert Mathis and new Colts running back Melwelde Moore both ended up with rib injuries, and it is still yet to be determined how much of this preseason either player might miss. The Colts also lost second-year linebacker Scott Lutrus with an ACL injury, forcing the team to place him on the injured reserve list for the season. Lutrus is the third linebacker to go down for the Colts in this early preseason.

On Tuesday, the Colts also signed running back Alvester Alexander.