There have been more questions than answers surrounding Vontae Davis over the last two weeks, and now he will reportedly require surgery on his recurring groin injury.
Vontae Davis was held out of last week’s game in Houston with a non-injury related issue according to the Colts. However, Davis was also ruled out for Sunday’s home game against Pittsburgh early this week with a groin injury.
Chuck Pagano was adamant that Davis’ benching was a “coach’s decision”, and looked to be a result of a declining level of play. General manager Chris Ballard backed that up by saying that the organization didn’t believe he was hurt after he participated in practice during the week.
Davis was not happy with how the organization has treated the situation, and the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder is reporting that the Pro Bowl cornerback has been seeking doctors’ opinions and will need surgery to fix a chronic groin issue.
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Davis’ groin injury ended his 2016 season, and kept him out for the first three weeks of this season after he re-aggravated it during the preseason.
Doctors have deemed that continuing to play through this injury, where he has muscle separating from the bone, would make his condition worse. Holder also reported that Davis originally chose to rehab the injury instead of opting for surgery when his groin first started bothering him.
Davis is set to become a free agent this offseason as he is currently in the final year of his contract with the Colts. After the events of the past week, it’s hard to see Davis finding any reason to remain with an organization that he has become extremely unhappy with.