Indianapolis Colts All-Pro security guard Quenton Nelson will undergo surgery for a foot problem and is expected to be away for 5-12 weeks.
The Indianapolis Colts suffered another major blow to their preparations for the new season on Tuesday when head coach Frank Reich announced that All-Pro defender Quenton Nelson would have surgery for a leg problem.
Nelson was spotted wearing a safety boot in training camp and is now expected to miss the same time frame as the new defensive signal he was called to play a key defensive role.
“They have different paths, but essentially the same place,” Reich said of the similarities between Wentz and Nelson’s injuries.
“I can’t think of that,” he added.
The 2018 first-round peak was a first-team all-pro in each of his first three seasons, and he has yet to miss a single NFL game, however his willingness to take part in the Colts’ first week match against the Seattle Seahawks. now looks doubtful.
Left tackle Eric Fischer, who was dismissed from office following the sacking of the Kansas City Chiefs, is still recovering from an Achilles break he suffered in an AFC championship match. In addition, center Ryan Kelly continues to treat an elbow injury he suffered earlier in training camp.
The Colts may look to Danny Pinter, who was selected in the fifth round of 2020, who has trained both center and defense since arriving from Ball State. Sam Tevi, selected in the sixth round in 2017, is the current alternative to Fischer, and Joey Hunt, selected in the sixth round of 2016, is Kelly’s backup.
While far from ideal, there is also an opportunity to shuffle the newly extended starting right tackle of Braden Smith or veteran right-back Mark Glowinski.