Earlier today, members of the media were given their first chance at seeing the 2016 Indianapolis Colts on the field as there was media availability for the second day of OTAs.
There were a handful of players who sat out of practice as they rehab injuries, but another player actually left the practice (which is non-contact) due to an injury. Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett left practice early with a trainer, which prompted a question to head coach Chuck Pagano after practice - though he hadn't had a chance yet to get an update at the time.
"I think they’re looking at him," Pagano said. "I don’t know the extent of it right now so until I meet with the docs, I haven’t had a chance to talk to them yet. I don’t have any idea. I’m guessing a hamstring. When you lay out, he’s running 100 miles per hour for the ball and stretched out for it, I’m guessing it’s a hammy. Hopefully it isn’t too serious.”
According to a report this evening, Pagano's hopes came true in the sense that Dorsett's injury is not a serious one. According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Dorsett indeed suffered a hamstring injury that is considered "just a 'tweak.'"
If true, that's good news for the Colts. It would hurt to lose a significant contributor on the second day of OTAs, but it sounds like Dorsett should be back out there soon - though there's no sense in rushing him back at this point.
The Colts took Dorsett in the first round of last year's draft to much criticism, but he will be the team's number three wide receiver this year and could have a big role. In his rookie season, he only caught 18 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown as he missed several games due to injury, but he's back and expected to contribute in 2016. The Colts aren't too deep at receiver other than the top three - T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Dorsett - so keeping those three healthy and on the field will be important.