An encouraging bit of injury news last night involved Colts rookie linebacker Kavell Conner. Conner, who fractured his foot in the Colts 27-13 win over the Broncos this past Sunday, had surgery to repair the injury yesterday but has NOT, at present, been placed on Injured Reserve.
Fractured foots, post surgery, take about six-eight weeks to heal. So, we might see Kavell back on the field by mid-late November. If the Colts hold the roster spot for Conner, that must mean they think highly of the kid. He was filling in quite well fro Clint Session, who has been out the last two weeks with a hamstring injury. Session might be back this weekend against the Jaguars.
The loss of Conner is likely to be felt on special teams, though the promotion of Blair White from the practice squad to the active roster could assist in that. White was a fairly decent special teams player in pre-season.
With the news that Tom Brandstater was cut from the practice squad, it seems like White will remain on the active list while the Colts search for, possibly, another player to fill out the practice squad.
[UPDATE]: Paul Kuharsky says Colts hope to have Conner back in eight weeks and will not, at present, IR him.