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Report: Colts WR Parris Campbell Did Not Tear ACL But Awaits MRI on His Knee

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According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell did not tear his ACL but will have an MRI on Monday to determine the full extent of his knee injury:

The 2019 2nd round pick seemed like he was on the cusp of a breakout campaign for the Colts when he undertook a big hit to his knee that left him airborne following a 2nd and 5 run with 8:28 left in the first quarter.

The 2nd-year wideout did not return and was later declared out.

Campbell had 6 receptions for 71 receiving yards in the Colts opener and appeared to have been developing rapid chemistry with veteran quarterback Philip Rivers—primarily operating from the slot along the inside—showcasing his speed and offensive versatility.

The Colts had big plans for Campbell, but he can’t seem to catch a break—having already missed 9 games during his rookie season in 2019 because of both a broken hand and sports hernia.

It’s unclear how long this particular knee injury may keep Campbell out at this time, but the fact that it’s not a torn ACL injury outright is at least a little bit of encouraging news.

Expect Colts rookie wideout Dezmon Patmon to be active in Campbell’s potential absence.