Sheard, who is one of the Colts’ starting defensive end, underwent a procedure on his knee. If he misses time, Turay needs to step up.
Jabaal Sheard had a knee injury earlier in the year. But we didn’t know how bad it was. Now we know that Sheard underwent surgery on that knee, and his week 1 presence is in question. That’s not exactly what the Colts were hoping to have in training camp.
If Sheard can’t play in the opener, Kemoko Turay will have to step up. Turay is listed second on the unofficial depth chart at the other end spot, but he could easily slide over to the other side. He would be the most logical starter if Sheard can’t go.
This would be Turay’s moment to shine. He was drafted because of pure raw talent and athleticism. He hasn’t quite been able to put everything together in the NFL yet. Last season, he was a starter at times. But with this injury, he has the opportunity to show he could be a starter all the time.
If Turay doesn’t slide over, it would be up to Al-Quadin Muhammad to step up and make some plays. He has also played well in certain spots. But Turay is the guy who will most likely get the call up to the starting lineup. Turay has the most raw talent between the two.
Hopefully, Sheard is back for week 1. There is no official timeline for him other than day-to-day. If he does miss time, hopefully it’s just the first couple of games at the most.