The Herald Bulletin

Midday Update

Colts

September 15, 2013

Colts Notes: Injuries piling up for Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Oh those injuries.

The list keeps getting longer for the Indianapolis Colts.

It was bad enough that tight end Dwayne Allen (foot), inside linebacker Kavell Conner (ankle) and wide receiver/kick returner David Reed were forced to miss Sunday's Miami game.

Then there was the season-ending anterior cruciate ligament tear that running back Vick Ballard suffered in his right knee during a non-contact practice session late last week. He's been placed on injured reserve.

Offensive guard Donald Thomas was added to the injury list Sunday after incurring a torn quad tendon muscle in the first quarter Sunday.

"Requires season-ending surgery, I'm sure," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said after the game. "You hate to lose anybody. We feel awful about Donald, but that's how this game is."

Thomas, who was signed as a veteran free agent from New England during the off-season, was replaced in the starting lineup by rookie offensive guard Hugh Thornton. He is expected to take over at the left guard spot for the remainder of the season.

"Thought Hugh came in and did an admirable job of filling in for (Thomas)," Pagano said.

He added that wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey suffered a shoulder injury against the Dolphins.

"They're going to image it (Sunday night). We'll know more (today)," the Colts coach added.

Luck not happy — Statistically, quarterback Andrew Luck had a pretty good game against the Dolphins. He completed 25 of 43 passes for 321 yards and a touchdown while also running our times for an additional 38 yards.

But he was also sacked three times, was intercepted once and was very nearly picked off on three other occasions. The interception snapped a streak of 165 consecutive passes without a turnover.

"Yeah, disappointed. I guess a little angry at myself. Credit to (Miami). They put us in all these situations. But I feel like we are a better team than we showed out there," Luck said.

Text Only
Colts
  • SPT - HB0729 - Andrew Luck - JC 4.JPG Colts Quick Hits: Tuesday, July 29

    Notes,news and fun facts from Colts Training Camp at Anderson University on Monday.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0729 - Colt Anderson - JC 2 Anderson hopes to make name with Colts

    Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was the first person Colt Anderson saw upon reporting to Anderson University last Wednesday. And he couldn't resist making the obvious connection. "Colt Anderson's a Colt ... in Anderson," Manusky said as a way of greeting the new Indianapolis Colts safety to training camp.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0729 - Chris Rainey - DK Colts release RB Rainey

    Just two days after earning praise for his playmaking ability from head coach Chuck Pagano, running back Chris Rainey was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday morning. The news was broken in a press release around 8:30 a.m. and later confirmed by Pagano during an afternoon session with the media.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0729 - Andrew Luck - JC 3 Colts Camp 2014: Day 5

    VIDEO: As the Colts wrapped up their first week of training camp at Anderson University, the team announced the release of Chris Rainey and quarterback Andrew Luck got a taste of the defense's ferocity.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0729 - Andrew Luck - JC 1 Luck still learning

    Wind chill estimates put the temperature at 59 degrees Monday morning at Anderson University. During one stretch of his fifth training camp practice of the year, however, it likely felt much colder to Andrew Luck.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT - HB0729 - Colts practice - JC 046a.jpg Colts Camp Update: ESPN's in town

    The first week of practice at Anderson University wrapped up Monday morning with the Indianapolis Colts working out from 9 a.m. to noon.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0729 - Colts practice - JC 030a.jpg Colts Camp Day 5: Midday Update

    VIDEO: Herald Bulletin sports reporter George Bremer checks in with a training camp update and says Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had an uneven day in a morning practice before a day off.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0728 - Colts Camp - Castonzo 2 - 278 Castonzo comfortable with Colts' changing O-line

    For all the changes along the offensive line the past three seasons, Anthony Castonzo has been the lone constant. He joined a veteran group anchored by center Jeff Saturday in 2011, was part of a remodeled unit in 2012 and became a mainstay at left tackle for all 16 games last year.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • NWS - HB0728 - Colts Camp - 006 Armed Forces Day at Colts camp pairs Girl Scout cookies with veterans

    Pair Girl Scouts and their world-famous cookies with Armed Forces Day at Indianapolis Colts training camp, and you've got a winning combination. Operation: Cookie Drop, as it's called, is a program where customers buy boxes of cookies for delivery to active and retired military throughout central Indiana.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0728 - Colts Camp - Allen 1 - 290 Colts' offense adapting to new arsenal

    Third-year tight end Dwayne Allen suffered a season-opening hip injury in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, then watched as left guard Donald Thomas, running backs Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw and wide receiver Reggie Wayne also exited the lineup over the next six weeks. It left offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton scrambling to come up with new ways to attack defenses with an ever-changing cast of characters.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

Colts Video
Twitter Updates
Reader Photos From Camp


Share your camp photos with us.

Colts Camp Webcast Archive