The Colts’ injury report continues to get longer, especially in the secondary, as Pierre Desir is the latest player headed to injured reserve.
Indianapolis began the season with a banged up defensive backfield as Clayton Geathers began the season on the physically unable to perform list. While Geathers made his season debut last week against the Titans, the Colts have lost two of their starting cornerbacks since Geathers’ return.
Rashaan Melvin made a tremenous interception against Tennessee, but he suffered a “significant” hand injury on the play and Chuck Pagano told the media that he is out indefinitely.
Pierre Desir became the de facto number one cornerback for the Colts this week, but he was just the latest defensive back to go down with an injury in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Pagano revealed that Desir tore a muscle in his shoulder, and he will be done for the rest of the season as the Colts placed him on injured reserve.
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While it’s disappointing to see Desir join Malik Hooker on injured reserve, his injury will likely open the door to more playing time for rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson.
The Colts selected Wilson in the second round of the draft this spring, but he had been inactive since Week 2 before he finally suited up for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville.
A knee injury began Wilson’s stint on the inactive list, but he was a healthy scratch for many of those games. The Colts said he was inactive because he couldn’t contribute on special teams, but there seemed to be more going on behind the scenes.
With the 2017 season going down the tube, some promising play from Wilson over this final stretch would be encouraging.