The Indianapolis Colts suffered a couple of injuries in the first half of tonight’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Cornerback Patrick Robinson (groin), offensive lineman Joe Haeg (ankle), and tackle Kevin Graf are left the game for the Colts and won’t return.
Of course, in the preseason a player being out for the game doesn’t really mean much or tell us much about the injuries. Teams simply don’t want to risk it during a game that ultimately doesn’t matter in the standings, so it’s very rare to see someone return in a preseason game after getting injured.
Though that’s the case, the initial appearance of Graf’s injury didn’t look good. Graf, who left the game last week with an ankle injury, once again got his ankle rolled up on him tonight. He looked to be in some pain as he lay on the field and the trainers looked at his ankle, cutting off his cleat. They brought the cart out for him and helped him get on it as he couldn’t put any weight on the foot. We don’t have an official update on him, but it didn’t look good initially.
As for Haeg, he also was down on the field at one point getting looked at by trainers, but his appeared less serious. That’s one of those instances where it might truly be precautionary, but Haeg is a guy it would hurt to lose. He’s their swing tackle and a a backup guard as well and would likely be the first guy in at right tackle or left guard.
Robinson suffered a groin injury, and obviously there’s no reason to push the team’s starting cornerback any further in a preseason game. It’s unclear of the severity of Robinson’s injury, but it does provide some key reps for younger guys tonight with Vontae Davis and Darius Butler already not playing.