While the Indianapolis Colts were dealt a tough blow along their defensive line last night, things could actually be worse, relatively speaking.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, it’s believed Colts second-year defensive end Kwity Paye suffered a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss around 4-6 weeks in recovery:
The bad news is high-ankle sprains are generally 4-6 weeks. The good news is Kwity Paye is expected back this season. https://t.co/4vuaBGOVLO— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2022
It’s still a significant chunk of upcoming missed games for Paye, but the encouraging news is that it’s not season-ending — given he left the field on a medical cart last night.
On the season, Paye has 16 tackles (12 solo), 3.0 sacks, 5 tackles for loss, and 5 QB hits during all 5 starts for the Colts so far this season.
The Colts were already without Tyquan Lewis (concussion) against the Denver Broncos last night, so this could be a big spot for fellow second-year defensive lineman Dayo Odeyingbo to step up in either Paye or Lewis’s potential absence.