Donte Moncrief Still Not Cleared for Contact

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24: Wide receiver Donte Moncrief
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24: Wide receiver Donte Moncrief /

The entire Colts roster has had trouble staying healthy during camp, and Donte Moncrief is one of those key contributors on the sideline.

Indianapolis’ offseason began with their franchise quarterback Andrew Luck going under the knife for shoulder surgery, and injuries to key players have remained the theme of the past seven months.

Ryan Kelly and Clayton Geathers are both out for at least half of the regular season. Malik Hooker‘s injury concerns have continued through training camp. Phillip Dorsett and Chester Rogers have both been battling hamstring injuries.

Wide receiver Donte Moncrief injured the AC joint in his shoulder at the beginning of training camp, and he still hasn’t been cleared for full-contact practice with Week 1 on the horizon. Moncrief‘s injury isn’t as serious as Geathers‘ or Kelly‘s, but he has had multiple injury issues over the past year, and a similar shoulder injury ended his season last year.

The Colts’ receiving corps is extremely thin as the battle for the third wide receiver spot has been rather uninspiring. With Andrew Luck possibly sitting out for a couple of regular season games, the Colts would love their top two receivers to be on the field to support Scott Tolzien, or whoever starts the season under center.

Moncrief seems to be on the verge of a breakout season heading into his fourth year in the NFL. He became a dangerous red zone threat last season catching 7 TD’s in just 9 games, and he looked like the perfect compliment to T.Y. Hilton.

He should be good to go for Week 1, but with the Colts’ injury luck this offseason you never know.