The season continues to end with a whimper for the Colts as they have lost 6 of their last 7. Now they have placed two other players on IR to add to the litany of injuries they’ve had.
Injuries have been the story of the Colts’ season. Almost every single important player has had an injury at some point for this team, and most of those players missed at least one game. Now two more players have been placed on IR, which ends their season.
Adam Vinatieri was officially placed on IR ending his season, and probably his career. Frank Reich did say today that he thinks Vinny wants to come back, but it shouldn’t be for the Colts. This was by far the worst season of his career, and he’s part of the reason the team isn’t going to make the playoffs.
Parris Campbell was placed on IR as well after suffering his fourth major injury in his rookie season. He missed all of camp with a hamstring injury, tore his ab muscle, broke his hand, and then played all of yesterday’s game with a broken foot.
It’s a shame both of these players had to deal with injuries most of the season, especially for Campbell. After having watched him at Ohio State very closely, I had high expectations for him. He needs to get himself healthy in the offseason, because his future is still very bright in this league.
It’s time for a lot of young players to get some playing time the rest of the season. With everyone hurt and the team all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, it’s time for some roster evaluation.