The Colts are in the midst of dealing with some injuries with players in training camp. One of those is someone who missed most of last year with injuries.
Jack Doyle is one of the most valuable players on the Colts’ roster. He is a tight end who can do it all. He can catch, run block, and even pass block. On third downs, he’s one of Andrew Luck‘s favorite targets. Quite simply, the team needs him on the field.
He wasn’t on the field for most of 2018. He had a myriad of injuries, ranging from a hip injury that needed surgery to a kidney laceration that forced him into the hospital. He wasn’t available for most of the year, and he was missed. But he should be healthy this year.
At least that’s what everyone thought. Right now in training camp, he is nursing an oblique injury. According to coach Reich, it isn’t too much of a concern. Even Doyle said he would be fine. But the amount of injuries piling up on this team is starting to become a concern.
If Doyle does miss some time, they are at least better equipped to deal with it. Eric Ebron picked up the slack and had a Pro Bowl year last season. But they won’t be operating at full capacity without Doyle and his run blocking. He is a great lead run blocker.
Hopefully he should be fine in a few days. But the team is going to be very cautious with him, as they have done with Luck and his calf strain. We will be at both practices this weekend, so we’ll see if he’s there for either of them.