Colts tight end Coby Fleener got good news from an MRI conducted after he suffered a knee injury on Sunday night against the Giants, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to return to game action.
“He’s day-to-day,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters on Tuesday regarding Fleener’s health.
Fleener said he’s “feeling good,” and that he’s ready to practice. It’s unclear whether he’ll play on Saturday in the third preseason game.
“I don’t know the answer to that,” Fleener said. “I think that’s up to the coaches and the training staff.”
Ultimately, it’s up to Fleener whether he’s ready to take the step forward that many expect. Regarded as a potential breakout player in 2013, Fleener has had a rough time so far in 2013.
“I feel like there have been some plays where I’ve struggled,” Fleener said. “That was pretty apparent on the television copy I’m sure. But I think it’s all a learning experience at this point and I’m trying to learn as best I can from it.”
Fleener specifically is referring to a dropped pass during Sunday night’s game.
“I probably should have caught it,” Fleener said. “There’s some nuances to it of some things that we see that you guys may not see, but any ball that’s thrown your way, you want to catch it.”
He won’t be able to catch it until he’s able to play. There’s a chance he won’t be playing again until Week One.