Khaled Holmes limps off on opening Colts drive

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The Colts offense got the ball to start the first half at MetLife Stadium and all looked well.

Andrew Luck moved the team quickly down the field by hitting Hakeem Nicks and T.Y. Hilton while Trent Richardson posed a couple of good runs against a good Jets defensive line. They were in Jets territory and close to probably having the rest of the night off after a job well done when injury struck.

Center Khaled Holmes went down at the end of one of Richardson’s runs and remained on the field to receive medical attention. He eventually limped off to the sideline under his own power and was replaced by undrafted free agent Jonotthan Harrison. The drive continued for a bit, but the Colts were forced to kick a field goal after Harrison snapped the ball past Luck in the red zone.

The interior of the offensive line is not a spot where the Colts can afford an injury. They’ve already lost guard Donald Thomas for the season and are starting a rookie and second-year player at guard around Holmes, who is also in his second professional season. Holmes has returned to the locker room with the Colts medical staff.