There has been a lot of talk recently about Colts' wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and his sprained left knee that he suffered in practice on Sunday. This morning, Chuck Pagano provided us with a further update on the wide receiver. Pagano said that the MRI and tests were negative and that Heyward-Bey is "day to day."
That, obviously, is good news and further goes along with what a team spokesman told us yesterday, which was that contrary to reports, it wasn't a serious injury.
Those reports that it was contradicting, we found out later, was Chris Mortensen's, who on ESPN's NFL Insiders show yesterday afternoon said that "he's definitely gonna miss a lot of time here. Sprained MCL." Will Carroll apparently heard the same thing about the sprained MCL, but said that it was only a grade one sprain:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hearing DHB knee injury is a Grade I+ MCL sprain. Not surgical, timeline depends on his response to treatment, strength of 2d stabilizers.</p>— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) <a href="https://twitter.com/injuryexpert/statuses/364483949382213632">August 5, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The important thing, which I noted yesterday, is that "not serious" could still mean that DHB misses quite a bit of time. While today's report of him being "day to day" would suggest the opposite, it still could mean that Heyward-Bey is out for a little while. Honestly, it wouldn't shock me if he missed the whole preseason, but we'll see. "Day to day " is obviously a real positive description, but like most things, take it with a grain of salt.
Make of it what you will. Don't expect to see him on the practice field in the next few days. But Chuck Pagano this morning said that the MRI was negative and that he is "day to day." Either way you look at it, that's good news.