Colts: Injury woes continue as Quenton Nelson arrives with apparent foot injury
By Jerry Trotta
UPDATE: Quenton Nelson will undergo foot surgery.
And it’s the SAME injury Carson Wentz is dealing with. Absolutely wild.
The start of Indianapolis Colts‘ training camp has been an absolute train wreck.
To quickly sum up their laundry list of distractions, Indy still has one of the lowest vaccination rates of any team in the league. In a swift dose of karma, head coach Frank Reich tested positive for COVID-19 despite being positive and presided over his first practice on Monday.
The Colts have also placed a slew of players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, though some have recently been activated. And, to top it all off, quarterback Carson Wentz, whom Indy spent two draft picks on this offseason, is out 5-12 weeks after undergoing foot surgery.
Plans to replace him? Your guess is as good as ours. Probably Jacob Eason. Maybe an experienced backup, if that timeline keeps swelling.
You really couldn’t have scripted a worse start for the Colts, who’ve already dipped below the Tennessee Titans in divisional odds after a scarring week. You know the old saying, when it rains, it pours? Well, there must be a colossal storm cloud hanging over Westfield right now, because Indianapolis just received more bad news on the injury front.
Per Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star, left guard Quenton Nelson showed up to practice on Tuesday sporting a boot on his right foot.
Colts guard Quenton Nelson is reportedly battling a foot injury.
If we could go just 24 hours without a franchise player getting hurt, a coach testing positive, or players landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, that would be swell.
Nelson apparently left Monday’s practice with a foot injury, so the fact he’s back out there watching his teammates suggests the boot is merely precautionary.
Whatever the case, we’ll have more information on this development as it’s made available, presumably after practice when Reich addresses the media, so stay tuned. Unbelievable.