Every team suffers with injuries, it’s a part of the game. But the Colts have suffered an absurd amount of injuries over the past couple of years.
The Colts were worn down physically in their matchup against the Patriots. They had multiple players get hurt during that game, and they were already banged up going into the game. They only had 44 active players for that game.
Injuries have always been a part of the game. That’s just the nature of the game of football. But the Colts have suffered a lot of them in the past few years. And they aren’t just injuries that take you out of one of two games. They are ones that keep you out for half the season.
Some of those you just can’t avoid. Concussions are one of those injuries. You should always take those very seriously and cautiously. But some of the other injuries players have had seem to be able to be prevented. They shouldn’t keep a player out for 6 games.
Take Anthony Castonzo‘s hamstring. He didn’t participate at all in training camp, and has yet to take a snap in any sort of game since last season. A hamstring injury shouldn’t keep you out that long, and could be avoided with proper stretching and strengthening.
Marlon Mack‘s hamstring is the same thing. He hurt it in the preseason and has played one game since. It’s areas of the body that can be strengthened and stretched to prevent injury in the first place that are concerning for the Colts. Those injuries shouldn’t have happened.
There is a possibility that the team needs to take a look at their strength and conditioning coach, as well as their training staff to see if they have the right people in place. A team can only take so many injuries every year before it crumbles.