Adam Vinatieri is healthy; Marlin Jackson not so much

Some good news regarding Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri:

"Everything’s healed up and looking good," Vinatieri told Indianapolis reporters last week during an organized team activity. "The entire offseason, we’ve been working on strengthening everything back and making sure I’ll be ready for a long season. Things have been moving in exactly the direction we wanted to go."

It's important for Adam to bounce back in 2010. He will be a free agent in 2011, and if he struggles through another injury-riddled season as he did last year, there will be little incentive for the Colts to keep him past this season.

Now, with the good news comes some not-so-good news. Former-Colts corner Marlin Jackson, who signed with the Eagles this off-season, suffered a bad injury at practice and needed to be carted off the field. Initially, people thought the injury is related to the knee problems he's had the last two seasons.

According to Bleeding Green Nation, it's an ankle injury.

While it is a bit of a relief that the injury is not in or around the knee, this is yet another set back for a guy who is really working his tail off to get back on the field. We Colts fans hope he recovers quickly.

UPDATE: It's a ruptured Achilles, which means his season is over.

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