Colts WR Parris Campbell Jr. carted off field with nasty-looking knee injury
Colts WR Parris Campbell Jr. has suffered another injury. It’s not good.
Heading into their Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, the Indianapolis Colts were already banged up, especially on offense.
Alongside Jack Doyle and Trey Burton, the Colts were about to be down Zach Pascal and Michael Pittman Jr., but the two wide receivers were able to suit up Sunday. But then their top performer from Week 1 went down early in this one and it looked quite bad.
Former second-round pick and Ohio State Buckeye Parris Campbell Jr. took an end-around from Philip Rivers and took a shot to the knee. He was carted off the field after writhing on the ground in pain.
But there’s some good news, if you want to call it that. The Colts initially revealed he was questionable to return with a knee injury. All hope isn’t lost, but we certainly wouldn’t have banked on him coming back into the game today.
Actually, just kidding, he’s now ruled out. And you can expect this to be longer than a week, with some speculating it could be an ACL injury.
This is a disheartening trend for Campbell, who simply cannot stay healthy regardless of the circumstances. He even suffered an injury off the field a few weeks back when he was involved in a minor car accident. It’s even more troubling because 2020 was slated to be a breakout year for him with all the weapons the Colts have added on offense.
With TY Hilton unable to catch passes (he’s somehow developed hands of stone) and Pascal and Pittman Jr. not at 100%, Indy was relying on Campbell to provide some sort of relief for the offense. Now, they’ll have to go forward with what they’ve got.
Tight end Mo Alie-Cox is looking great and Jonathan Taylor scored his first NFL touchdown as the Colts lead 9-3, so that’s at least a silver lining, right?