Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano announced Saturday afternoon that offensive guard Jack Mewhort will be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Mewhort’s 2016 season also was cut short with the same injury.
Per Chuck Pagano - Jack Mewhort will be placed on IR. pic.twitter.com/SF3Vko4m2Z— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) October 14, 2017
His knee swelled up yesterday and he needed an MRI. They decided another surgery was needed. He's done.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) October 14, 2017
The 26-year-old lineman was selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft, and has been one of the team’s most consistent players on the line when healthy. This obviously unfortunate news is a huge blow to an already inconsistent line that will soon be protecting the surgically repaired throwing shoulder of Andrew Luck.
This also plays a major role on Mewhort’s future with the team. He is currently in the final year of his rookie contract, and was working his way towards earning a second contract with the team.
The move comes in as even more of a surprise when you factor in the fact that two days ago Pagano stated “he’s getting better.”
Starting guard Jack Mewhort to IR, Chuck Pagano says. Had a setback with his knee; needs surgery. Pagano said this just two days ago. pic.twitter.com/rJUm27zKPW— Andrew Walker (@AWalkerColts) October 14, 2017
The Colts are expected to make a move to fill the obvious void, but the question as of now is who? Stay tuned to Stampede Blue for more updates.