5. Ryan Kelly May Be Down, But He Shouldn’t Be Out–For Long
Colts fans can safely exhale after receiving a scare on Sunday, when promising starting rookie center Ryan Kelly was forced to leave training camp practice with an injury.
However, this year’s first round pick’s shoulder strain is reportedly “nothing serious” and he was sidelined for purely precautionary reasons on Monday.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced that Kelly is “day-to-day”, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the team played it safe for another couple of days.
It’s worth noting that in his absence, 3rd-year center Jonotthan Harrison received the majority of the 1st team reps at starting center.
While Harrison started 9 games for the Colts this past season at center, he’s also been transitioning to right guard where there’s greater opportunity for future playing time.
Nevertheless, this does mean that Harrison is still ahead of rookie 7th round pick Austin Blythe in the center pecking order–at least for now. The latter did receive some 1st team reps of his own however.