Rookie corner JuJu Brents has finally returned to practice for the Colts

After missing five games with a quad injury, rookie cornerback JuJu Brents, who was starting for the Indianapolis Colts, is finally practicing.
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The Indianapolis Colts have a very promising rookie class. Unfortunately, the team’s top rookies have had to deal with injuries. That has especially been the case for rookie cornerback JuJu Brents, who the Colts selected in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Since being selected by Indianapolis, Brents has had to overcome several injuries.

The most significant one was a quad injury that Brents sustained in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. Indianapolis didn’t announce Brents’ injury as a severe one, and the corner wasn’t placed on injured reserve, however, he has not been on the field since the game against Cleveland. Brents has missed Indy’s last five games and hasn’t even practiced in six weeks.

On Thursday, that changed. Brents was back on the practice field with his teammates and seems to be nearing a return. However, it was only a limited practice for Brents, so it remains unclear when exactly he’ll be full go for the Colts.

JuJu Brents seems close to a return after practicing with Colts

Brents has only played in five games so far his rookie season, but he started all five and looked like he was well on his way to being a quality corner. In his five games, Brents recorded 24 tackles, three pass deflections, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery, establishing himself as the top corner for the team.

Brents, along with fellow rookie Jaylon Jones have provided the Colts some promising cornerback play that has fans excited about the future in Indianapolis. While the future is definitely bright, everyone will be waiting to see if Brents can return to the lineup on Sunday for Indy’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Colts need all hands on deck as they make this push for a playoff berth.