It's the second week of training camp, and as camp transitions from walkthroughs to actual practices that involve hitting and pads, naturally the injuries are going to mount.
At today's morning practice, a few injuries and other ailments struck that Colts seemingly all at once:
- Jamaal Anderson has a slight hamstring injury. His leg was wrapped at practice, per Phil Wilson. No word on severity.
- Ernie Sims had an appendectomy this weekend. He's out two weeks.
- Kavell Conner has a cast on his hand after dislocating some fingers.
- Rookie wideout Joe Horn and guard Jamey Richard left practice this morning with undisclosed injuries.
Sims and Anderson are vets, and missing camp time isn't that big a deal for them. Lineman James Williams is already in a walking cast, as is Chris Rucker.
According to Tom James of the Tribune Star, the players held out of practice this morning included TE Rob Myers, WR Kole Heckendorf, DE Dwight Freeney, CB Chris Rucker, OG Jaimie Thomas, OT James Williams, QB Peyton Manning, TE Brody Eldridge, and WR Blair White.
Manning, Eldridge, and White are all on PUP.
DeMario Pressley was back at practice.
In other news, Jim Irsay just tweeted this a few minutes ago:
Come on people,we're solid at WR but we gotta find kick-punt returner on r roster or off the streets