Colts: Rock Ya-Sin trending in right direction after latest mysterious update

Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin seems to be trending in the right direction after head coach Frank Reich’s latest mysterious update.

The Indianapolis Colts have provided yet another ambiguous update on the status of No. 1 cornerback Rock-Ya Sin, who was a last-minute scratch ahead of Week 2 with what was described as a stomach illness.

Ya-Sin was subsequently taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, and the initial feedback indicated that he wasn’t dealing with a fever, which was extremely encouraging in terms of ruling out a potential COVID-19 diagnosis. Fast forward to Friday, however, and head coach Frank Reich revealed that the 2019 second-round pick underwent a procedure and the Colts are confident that he’ll be cleared to return soon.

Reich also confirmed that Ya-Sin won’t play in Week 3 against the New York Jets, and his optimism comes despite the fact that the young corner hasn’t practiced since the sudden illness cropped up last Sunday.

“He just had a procedure that I’m really not going to shed any more light on, but we are optimistic that he is healing quickly and will be back soon,” Reich told reporters on Friday when asked specifically if Ya-Sin had his appendix removed.

An appendix removal would certainly explain Ya-Sin being shelved for this long following an illness, but out of respect for the 24-year-old, we’re not going to speculate on what he might be dealing with.

If we’ve learned anything since last weekend, it’s that the Colts are going to be as vague as possible with their updates regarding Ya-Sin’s status until he returns to practice. When that does happen, however, we honestly have zero idea if Reich and Co. will provide all of the details.

Terms like “non-football related illness” are infuriating from a fan’s perspective, but it just confirms that Colts Nation is going to have to remain patient while waiting for the full story. In the meantime, let’s hope the team disposes of the hapless Jets on Sunday and we get a more revealing update on Ya-Sin after Indianapolis’ first practice next week.