It hasn't been a good day for the Indianapolis Colts, who lost 27-21 to the New Orleans Saints in a game that looked a lot uglier than that final score might indicate. The Colts fell behind 27-0 at one point before attempting to mount a comeback that fell just short, and their offense looked particularly ineffective for much of the game.
It won't help, then, that one of their wide receivers, Phillip Dorsett, was injured during the game. He went down after making a catch and immediately grabbed his ankle and seemed to be in a lot of pain. He limped to the locker room, and after the game head coach Chuck Pagano said that he'd provide an update on the injury tomorrow after they run tests and get the diagnosis from the doctors. The initial reports, however, aren't great.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Dorsett suffered a fractured ankle that is expected to sideline the receiver 4-6 weeks:
Another loss: Colts 1st-rd pick Phillip Dorsett fractured his ankle and, before Monday's tests, now expected to miss 4-6 weeks, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2015
Dorsett was the Colts' first round draft pick this season out of Miami and is an explosive player with talent, but he hasn't factored in to the Colts' offense that much so far this season. He has caught a pass in every single game so far, but has just 11 receptions for 167 yards and score overall, averaging 15.2 yards per reception. This is still a big loss, however, as Andre Johnson hasn't been particularly effective this year, leaving just T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief as the playmakers. Then there's Andre Johnson, and after him is Griff Whalen. That's the Colts' receiver position, so they could really use Dorsett and I think his snaps might have increased in the coming weeks if healthy.
We should know more officially tomorrow after the Colts run some more tests, but it sounds like Phillip Dorsett suffered a fractured ankle that will sideline him for the next month or so. So, in other words, a rough day gets even worse for the Colts' offense.