According to some reports, it could be a very serious injury for the defensive end. This happens only two days into camp practices.
Jabaal Sheard suffered an injury that some are afraid could be serious. This is according to multiple reports out of Grand Park where the Colts are holding their training camp practices. Sheard could be out for an extended period of time, which could lead to some depth chart changes.
Apparently, owner Jim Irsay says that the injury is not season-ending. But if that is the worst-case scenario, that is still a very serious injury to be dealing with. If the injury does take him out for an extended period of time, that means some moves will be made on the defensive line.
That would mean Tyquan Lewis and Ben Banogu would likely see more time at defensive end. The original plan was to move Lewis into defensive tackle and have him back up Denico Autry and Margus Hunt. But if this injury to Sheard is indeed serious, Lewis will slide back over.
This also opens up the door for Gerri Green to possibly make the team and make an impact right away. The rookie will have a better opportunity to see the field with less defensive ends in his way. Someone will have to step up in Sheard’s absence, and it could be Green.
As for what this means for Sheard, it could be devastating. He is an unrestricted free agent after this year. For someone who is already 30, this injury doesn’t sound good. He might not have a market if this turns out to be a long-term injury.
No matter what, this injury is bad for everyone involved. It will be very interesting to see what the official diagnosis is.