Colts Still Looking For Answers
Thursday Aug 14, 2014 12:00am
(ANDERSON, IN) - The Colts went to training camp searching for answers. They went home with even more questions. On Wednesday, Indianapolis celebrated the end of workouts at Anderson University with players hooting, hollering and even jumping after an assistant coach fielded a punt from a JUGS machine to stop practice 40 minutes early. It was a stark contrast to the hard knocks the Colts endured over the previous three weeks. Two days into practice, they lost running back Vick Ballard for the season with a torn Achilles tendon. Four days after that, they lost starting left guard Donald Thomas for the second straight year with a season-ending torn right quad. Last week, in their preseason opener, linebacker Daniel Adongo (ruptured biceps) and defensive lineman Jeris Pendleton (torn ACL), both backups, were lost for the season and two young offensive linemen also were injured. Starting center Khaled Holmes is expected to miss at least one or two more weeks with a sprained right ankle and rookie offensive lineman Ulrick John could miss the rest of the season with a lower right leg injury. One potential bright spot is that Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne is returning from a torn ACL and at age 35 has repeatedly said he's eager to play.