Vontae Davis Suffers “Significant” Injury

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 26: Antonio Brown
PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 26: Antonio Brown /

Vontae Davis battled nagging injuries throughout the entirety of the 2016 season, and his 2017 season has begun with yet another injury.

Vontae Davis has become a Pro Bowl cornerback during his time in Indianapolis, but he did not play up to that level last season as he dealt with various soft tissue problems all year.

Davis was slowed down by a groin injury last season, and he was forced to leave Saturday’s preseason game against the Steelers with another injury to his groin. The severity of the injury was unknown at the time, but Chuck Pagano has now confirmed that his star cornerback will be forced to miss some time.

The Colts already had plenty of uncertainty at the cornerback position even with Vontae Davis penciled in for a bounce back season. With Davis out, the top three cornerbacks on the depth chart are likely two rookies in Quincy Wilson and Nate Hairston, and a former undrafted free agent in Rashaan Melvin.

Signing two veteran cornerbacks in Chris Culliver and Corey White last week looks even smarter now with Davis being week-to-week with a groin injury.

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With this being a recurring injury for Davis, the Colts don’t really know what to expect in his recovery. The medical staff can be expected to proceed with extreme caution in avoiding rushing him back to the field.

This preseason has been a rocky one for the Colts as it looks like their best offensive player (Andrew Luck) and their best defensive player (Vontae Davis) will be forced to begin the season on the bench.