Colts have problematic injury report ahead of Week 1 matchup vs Seahawks
By Mike Luciano
The Indianapolis Colts have found it to be almost impossible to get through a few days of training camp without some new injury concern popping up.
Even after quarterback Carson Wentz returned from the COVID-19 list, Indy was dealt some more bad news at the horn regarding Quenton Nelson, Xavier Rhodes, and Parris Campbell.
While Indy’s success this year will be tied directly to Wentz and his performance, Nelson is responsible for keeping him upright, Campbell will be asked to be a speedy complement that Wentz will target deep down the field, and Rhodes will be tasked with being the leader of an uneven, scattershot secondary.
The Colts are gearing up for the first of what should be an absolutely brutal opening slate of games, as they will open the season against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Based on what their injury report looked like, fans might need to temper their expectations for their season debut.
Both Nelson and Rhodes did not practice today, as they are dealing with back and calf injuries, respectively. One of the more concerningly limited players was Campbell, who is nursing an Achilles injury.
Just what we needed…more injuries!
Quenton Nelson and Xavier Rhodes aren’t practicing for the Colts
While Nelson had been dealing with the same foot injury Wentz was limited with, this back injury appears to be a relatively new development. The All-Pro guard and unquestioned best player at his position hasn’t missed a game in his career, and you can bet he’ll try to avoid sitting out against Seattle.
Outside of their cornerback combination of Rhodes and Kenny Moore, the Colts’ secondary doesn’t strike a ton of fear into the hearts of opposing defenses. If there’s one game you want to have Rhodes for, it’s this one, as Seattle can boast DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and rookie D’Wayne Eskridge.
Campbell’s injury, according to Ian Rapoport, is more of a lingering issue rather than something sustained in Wednesday’s practice. Still, health has been the major limiting factor in his career to this point, and after making it through the preseason unscathed, he is once again being dealt a medical setback.
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The Seahawks were already a formidable opponent for the Colts, but based on Indy’s latest injury report, Seattle might end up pulling off the upset by virtue of having more healthy players.
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All fans can do now is keep their fingers crossed and hope that some cosmic forces magically make the Colts healthy in time for Week 1.