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Colts Continue to Receive Encouraging Injury Status Updates Along the Offensive Line

Indianapolis Colts Training Camp Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts continue to receive encouraging injury updates along the offensive line, as the team hopes to have several key starters back relatively soon to start the season.

Specifically, All-Pro center Ryan Kelly (elbow) looks like he’s less than a week away from returning to Colts training camp practices—having missed the past few weeks of action:

Meanwhile, fellow All-Pro Quenton Nelson could be on track to return by the team’s regular season opener. While that may be overly optimistic—when it’s all said and done, his actual being back at starting left guard for the Colts could be not too far thereafter.

Perhaps joining him around that similar span of time could be Colts’ starting left tackle Eric Fisher, who’s hoping to make his Indianapolis debut within the first few weeks of the season or so. For what it’s worth, Fisher is reportedly moving around very well right now:

It’s important because the Colts’ patchwork offensive line has routinely been dominated in training camp so far by their defensive line counterparts—especially at left tackle, where Fisher’s temporary fill-ins have so far proven to be largely turnstiles.

Having both Kelly and Nelson back should help the play of whoever lines up at starting left tackle in the early weeks of the regular season, but there’s no doubt that having Fisher out there healthy will be a huge boost for the unit collectively—even if it’s a few weeks later.