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Injuries piling up on Colts offensive line

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We’ve covered center Khaled Holmes’s ankle injury already on Friday, but he wasn’t the only member of the Colts offensive line to leave Thursday night’s preseason opener with an injury.

Rookie tackle Ulrick John, a seventh-round pick, left the game with an ankle injury. Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that it is a broken ankle, an injury that will keep John out of the lineup for quite some time and eats away at their depth.

The same may be true of Xavier Nixon’s absence. Nixon has been held out of practice because of a knee injury and tweeted Friday that he was having surgery. Nixon started one game at guard for the Colts last season and can also play tackle, so his absence would squeeze them at a pair of positions.

The Colts may need to add some bodies on the line to get them through the preseason even if Holmes is given a clean bill of health. If the MRI goes the other way, they won’t have much choice.

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5 Responses to “Injuries piling up on Colts offensive line”
  1. simonkuntz says: Aug 8, 2014 5:59 PM

    Sign Incognito!

  2. pacodawg says: Aug 8, 2014 6:15 PM

    At least they have stud t rich in the backfield!

  3. j0esixpack says: Aug 8, 2014 6:41 PM

    I hopefully speak for most fans when I say that I take no pleasure from seeing other teams lose players to injury.

    It’s a shame for the players as well as all true fans of football

  4. aceakking says: Aug 8, 2014 6:51 PM

    I think this is a good opportunity for the Colts to tank the season like it’s 2011.

  5. 12444uggg says: Aug 9, 2014 12:42 PM

    ^ I think this is a good opportunity for you to pull your head out of your butt.

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