Colts: Parris Campbell Jr. to face setback after being involved in car crash

Colts WR Parris Campbell was involved in a minor car accident on Wednesday.

The Indianapolis Colts have been enduring a promising training camp. They have a new quarterback in Philip Rivers, an impressive incoming rookie class, and a number of returning talents looking to build off of their 2019 campaign or bounce back in 2020.

Wide receiver Parris Campbell Jr. is one of those players hoping to rebound after a rookie campaign that was derailed by injuries last season. Rivers already had a ton of good things to say about the former Ohio State Buckeye early on in camp and the 23-year-old looked to be making strides.

Unfortunately, his 2020 campaign has been interrupted after being involved in a minor car accident, which has landed him in the concussion protocol.

The Colts revealed the news on Wednesday, though head coach Frank Reich didn’t speak to the media, so there’s nothing known beyond these details. It’s unclear how much time he’ll miss or if he sustained any other minor injuries.

One can hope this doesn’t put him on the shelf for too long because the wide receiving corps is looking like it could make the offense more dynamic, especially with Rivers under center. A unit led by TY Hilton and accompanied by an explosive playmaker like Campbell, a promising rookie in Michael Pittman Jr., and another skilled possession wideout in Zach Pascal, could surprise the league.

Campbell has been putting himself on pace to emerge as the starting slot receiver.

Unfortunately for Campbell, this is not the start he or the Colts envisioned after he missed nine games last year due to a hamstring issue, a broken foot and a fractured hand. On top of that, in his limited action, he logged just 18 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown.

Here’s to hoping this is as minor as it sounds so Campbell can get back out on the field and be ready to hit the ground running Week 1.