For two days, the Colts avoided the rash of injuries that seem to be the norm around other NFL training camps. Today, the injury bug may have bitten its first really big chomp into the Colts roster. Here's Stampede Blue contributor Tyler Brookey, who is at training camp covering for Bleacher Report:
Khaled Holmes carted off of the field with apparent right leg injury.— Tyler Brooke (@T_Brookey) July 30, 2013
The injury occurred during the team's afternoon practice in pads. Holmes was hobbled by a very nasty ankle injury last year at USC. We'll post an update on his injury when we get one from camp.
For now, remember that stupid A.Q. Shipley trade? If Holmes has a serious injury that will force him to miss significant time, how's that trade looking now? Answer: Even more stupid.
Cue "YOU SUXX BRAD ALL YOU DO IS BASH RYAN GRIGSON RAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRR" comments.
Here's to hoping Holmes is OK.
Not all updates from camp were doom and gloom though. Here's Stampede Blue's Andrew Mishler, reporting from camp via Twitter:
Pretty deep pass from Harnish to Rodrick Rumble. He beat Allen Chapman.— Andrew Mishler (@andrewmishler) July 30, 2013
Pass rushing drills, LBs vs. RBs and TEs. Drill easily favors the LBs, but Dwayne Allen and Justice Cunningham both did pretty well.— Andrew Mishler (@andrewmishler) July 30, 2013
Lanear Sampson and Justice Cunningham are starting to see some second-team snaps.— Andrew Mishler (@andrewmishler) July 30, 2013
Kavell Conner gets the first big hit of training camp, standing up a running back in 7 on 7 drills. A coach came up and hugged him for it.— Andrew Mishler (@andrewmishler) July 30, 2013
Catch of today's practice goes to Dwayne Allen. Diving into the end zone, he pulls in a pass from Andrew Luck for a TD.— Andrew Mishler (@andrewmishler) July 30, 2013
Luck just checked out of a play and sent Havili out wide. Yeah, the fullback.— Andrew Mishler (@andrewmishler) July 30, 2013
Montori Hughes is doing a few drills with the 1s. Lost his footing and let Satele pancake him, but still interesting.— Andrew Mishler (@andrewmishler) July 30, 2013
Oh, and the Colts used wide receiver Griff Whalen as a holder on field goals. Looks like the staff are trying to do anything to keep him as a reserve receiver, especially after his impressive start to camp. Reserve receivers MUST contribute on special teams.
Look for Andrew's more-detailed afternoon practice recap later today.