Indianapolis Colts Center Ryan Kelly Out with Injury

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Jack Doyle /

Ryan Kelly will miss Sunday’s game at Jacksonville with a concussion.

The Colts will be down one of their best offensive linemen when they play at Jacksonville this Sunday as Ryan Kelly will miss the game with a concussion.

Kelly suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Colts’ 20-16 loss to the Titans last Sunday, and he did not return for the second half of that game.

Kelly was a three-year starter at Alabama and was drafted by Indianapolis in the first round in 2016 to fill a void that the Colts have had at the center position ever since Jeff Saturday retired. Kelly missed the first four games of the 2017 season with a foot injury, however, Kelly played in and started all 16 games during 2016.

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The Colts’ offensive line has been one of the team’s biggest liabilities this season. In Indianapolis’ last game against the Tennessee Titans Jacoby Brissett was sacked eight times. Unfortunately for Brissett, it’s not going to get any better this Sunday against the Jaguars. Earlier this season Indianapolis surrendered 10 sacks to Jacksonville at home.

The Jaguars’ defense has earned the nickname “Sacksonville” as they currently lead the NFL with 41 sacks on the season.

Mike Person, the seven-year veteran from Montana State, will get the start at center on Sunday. Person filled in for Kelly after he left the game last week against Tennessee.

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