The Colts made two roster moves today, one which we had anticipated, and one complete surprise. Kicker Adam Vinatieri was moved to injured reserve which was in line with what had been talked about earlier in the day. What we did not expect was to see rookie wide receiver Parris Campbell sent to IR as well.
We have placed K Adam Vinatieri and WR Parris Campbell on IR.https://t.co/wZRSgFjwLo— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 9, 2019
The rookie wide receiver was able to play in just 7 games this season and totaled 18 receptions 127 yards and a touchdown. That is hardly the dynamic impact the Colts hoped for when they drafted him. Campbell’s rookie season was marked by injury.
First it was a hamstring that dogged him through training camp. Then it was an abdominal injury. Then came his broken hand, and finally his season has been done in by whatever the latest undisclosed injury is.
Hopefully this was a fluky first season and we’ll see Campbell come back strong in his sophomore effort, but his loss is just one more on the pile of injuries at the offensive skill positions that have routinely held this team back.
There is no doubt that GM Chris Ballard will need to address the wide receiver position in the offseason, making it tougher for guys like Campbell and Reece Fountain who have dealt with injury setbacks, to make their mark on the roster.
It’s being reported by Joel Erickson that Campbell broke his foot early in the game, and managed to play through the pain to finish. Incredible display of toughness from the rookie.
Parris Campbell broke his foot yesterday. Played through it.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) December 9, 2019