The Colts have been trying to get healthy before the start of the regular season, but a couple of guys are still question marks. What does that mean for the Colts if they can’t play in week one?
Injuries are a part of the game. Some teams get hit by them harder than others. Last season the Colts were one of those teams that were devastated by injuries. But they were hoping to get healthy for this season. Unfortunately two of their key players are still hurt.
Marlon Mack has been hurt since the first preseason game. he hurt his hamstring and has been held out of practice since then, and obviously didn’t play in any of the other preseason games. His hamstring hasn’t healed as quickly as the team thought it would though.
Mack is a question mark going into week one. If he can’t go, it would likely be either Christine Michael or Jordan Wilkins who gets the start. Mack’s health is paramount moving forward as he is one of the few playmakers the Colts have on offense.
Anthony Castonzo is more of an issue. He hasn’t participated in anything of significance since OTA’s. He needs to be healthy for the Colts to be good. The right tackle position is already an issue with no one knowing who is starting at that position. If left tackle becomes an issue, Andrew Luck will be running for his life all year long.
While it is only week one, the Bengals are one of the few teams the Colts might be favored in. They need to win this game to get off to a good start. But the health of Castonzo and Mack are more important than a week one win.
It will be interesting to see if either player suits up against the Bengals. If they do, they better be 100% healthy.