During the season, we get daily injury reports for teams regarding their practices, but in the offseason teams aren’t required to give any sort of injury update. And, since OTA practices are open to the media just once per week, it means that we really only get injury updates once a week.
So you might recall that last Tuesday Colts rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson missed practice and had his foot in a boot, as his foot was a bit sore and swollen from the previous day’s practice. But since he was undergoing an MRI on Tuesday afternoon, we didn’t hear any results of the test.
It must have been good news, however, as Wilson was back at practice today.
We don’t know whether Wilson returned to practice last Thursday or just today, but regardless we do know that he’s back at work, which is good news for Colts fans. There may not be a ton of takeaways that matter in OTAs, but injuries are certainly one of the things that do matter. The Colts already have enough players recovering from injuries as it is, so it would hurt to have another guy miss time. But that doesn’t sound like it will be the case with Wilson.
These reps could be valuable for Wilson, the Colts’ second round pick, as he stands a good chance of winning the starting cornerback spot opposite of Vontae Davis. It’s important for him to get acclimated to the NFL level as soon as possible then, and while there are some things that can’t be learned unless in a real game setting, getting as many practice reps as possible this offseason and into training camp will be important for Wilson.