The Colts got some bad news during OTA’s today, as they lost one of their rookie offensive lineman to a torn ACL.
Injuries are always tough. No matter who you are or what position you play, injuries are hard to deal with. It’s especially hard if you’re a rookie. Getting hurt early is a big blow to the start of your career. Unfortunately, that is a reality rookie Javon Patterson has to face.
The Colts’ rookie center tore his ACL today during OTA’s. He will be out for the entire year before his season even begins. Because of that, the Colts now have less depth at the center position. Losing Patterson means someone will have to play out of position.
Circling back to Patterson, this is a crushing blow for this young man. He was a seventh round draft pick, so making the squad was going to be tough anyway. But now add this injury into the mix, and his career is off to a really tough start. He might not make the team next year.
The Colts will do everything they can to support him while he rehab’s. But as far as the roster is concerned, they already made a move. They signed guard Nico Siragusa who was a free agent and most recently played with the Packers, although he has yet to see game action.
This signing is just for depth purposes. Siragusa should not see the field if things go well, just as Patterson wouldn’t have seen it. But this is why the Colts drafted another offensive lineman besides Patterson. They need as much depth as they can up front.