Yesterday, Brett Mock of Coltzilla first Tweeted the news that Dallas Clark was potentially injured during the Friday afternoon full pads practice. Today, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star gives us more details:
Pro Bowl tight end Dallas Clark was unable to finish the workout after injuring his left leg while running a pass route. There was no immediate comment on the severity of the injury.
After stutter-stepping his feet to stay inbounds near the back of the end zone, Clark pulled up lame. He walked slowly toward a sideline, flexing his left leg before being met by a trainer.
Clark was taken to a treatment tent near the practice field, finally emerging with a wrap around his upper left leg. He didn't return to practice and left a few minutes early on a cart.
Predictably, the Colts have no comment on the severity of the injury. We won't see Dallas this weekend against the 49ers, and I'd be shocked if we see him again at all in preseason.
It's worth noting that this is the second Friday practice this camp that has seen a major injury. Last week, Colts left tackle Charlie Johnson injured his ankle during a Friday practice. His status for preseason is likely "out," and his availability for Week One against the Texans is not certain.
UPDATE on Clark, from Mike Chappell:
"Just got a bit of a little tweak,'' Caldwell said of Clark. "He won't play in the game obviously, but he'll be back soon.''