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Report: Colts DE Genard Avery to go on injured reserve with season-ending knee injury

The Colts have lost a second player to a season-ending knee injury in as many days to end training camp.

NFL: AUG 16 Indianapolis Colts Training Camp Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts are placing defensive end Genard Avery on injured reserve with a season-ending LCL/meniscus knee injury:

It’s an impactful blow to the Colts defensive line, as Avery had flashed a bit in camp as the backup ‘LEO’ and was expected to be a primary rotational reserve.

With starter Samson Ebukam suffering a lower right leg injury during yesterday’s joint training camp practice, the Colts depth is already being tested.

Avery had signed with the Colts to a 1-year, $1.08M deal earlier this offseason.

The 27 year old appeared in 9 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year, recording 5 tackles and a sack.

It does make the Colts’ late offseason signing of Al-Quadin Muhammad all the more important and could potentially mean an increased role for 3rd-year pro Dayo Odeyingbo.