Jack Mewhort out 2-4 weeks, does not need surgery
The Indianapolis Colts received some good news on Sunday regarding a potential season ending injury. After fearing he tore his ACL, it has been revealed that left guard Jack Mewhort does not need surgery and will only be out for the short term.
After a devastating preseason that has shattered the defense, the Colts feared the worst after guard Jack Mewhort came up limping at the end of the first half against the Eagles last night. It was reported last night that they feared Mewhort had a torn ACL and would be lost for the season.
That would have been a devastating blow for a line that looked possibly worse than it has in recent years. But it turns out that Mewhort doesn’t need surgery and the Colts should have him back on the field in 2-4 weeks.
These are early results, but it is doubtful that Irsay would tweet about it without a good idea of what the situation really is. Frankly this is never the kind of news that a team gets, let alone the Colts. It has been well documented that the Colts are often among the most injured teams in the NFL, but this preseason has been ridiculous.
Irsay’s statement was reiterated by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
While Schefter is essentially just stating what Irsay tweeted, he has no doubt confirmed this news with his long list of sources.
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Mewhort is one of the few players along the offensive line that you didn’t need to be concerned with. Pro Football Focus had be as a top ten guard in the NFL. Generally linemen only make the film when they give up a sack or tackle for loss, but that rarely happened with Mewhort last season.
Along with Anthony Castonzo, the left side of the line appeared to be set. Now the Colts are without Mewhort for a few weeks (but thankfully not the whole year) and Castonzo has been struggling. The starting lineup will change before Week 1, but it hasn’t been that encouraging this preseason.
For now, the Colts can take the good news and hope Mewhort is on the short side of that recovery timetable. The trainers are already plenty busy taking care of the defensive starters this preseason.