The Colts just can’t catch a break at the wide receiver position. Chester Rogers, the team’s punt returner and receiver went down with a knee injury in the Colts’ loss to the Tennessee Titans and is believed to have suffered a fracture which will end his season.
Initial tests revealed that Colts’ WR Chester Rogers suffered a likely season-ending fracture in his knee Sunday, though he is undergoing further testing today to determine the extent of the injury, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2019
The list of injuries to this team’s pass catchers is ridiculous, and stretches all the way back to the offseason. Second year receiver Reece Fountain dislocated and broke his ankle on the last day of training camp after making a huge push to make the roster and was forced to miss the season.
Next was Devin Funchess, the Colts free agent acquisition. He was lost to a broken collar bone in week one. Parris Campbell broke his hand and has missed several games, the latest in a series of injuries to the rookie. Eric Ebron decided to have season ending surgery on both ankles. T.Y. Hilton has missed the most games of his entire career with a lingering calf issue that he re-aggravated when he played against the Texans last Thursday.
The loss of Rogers coupled with the other injuries across the group means that the Colts’ top three receivers are currently Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson, and Ashton Dulin. All three are undrafted free agents. It really is incredible how much this team has lost just in terms of receiving weapons over the course of the 2019 season.