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Colts fear Delano Howell has serious neck injury

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The Colts are looking for a safety to pair with LaRon Landy and it looks like it will have to be someone other than Delano Howell.

Howell has not practiced in a couple of weeks because of a neck injury. He missed most of last season with neck issues as well, which explains why Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said that the team is “looking with a fine-tooth comb” to find out the extent of the injury.

“Anytime there’s anything with a neck, you’ve got to cross your t’s and dot your i’s,” Grigson said, via the Indianapolis Star. “That’s a serious area. It’s something that’s been nagging him. He’s going through the whole entire process of seeing multiple people so he can formulate that opinion with his wife and his agent, himself and all of us and make the decision that’s best for Delano. He’s seeing another specialist so we can pinpoint exactly what the problem is. Hopefully he’s back out there playing for us soon.”

Even if Howell proves to be fine, Grigson suggested that the missed time will hurt him in his competition for snaps with Mike Adams and Sergio Brown. That duo has been filling in for him now and one could wind up as a starter if Howell doesn’t get good news from his doctors soon.

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6 Responses to “Colts fear Delano Howell has serious neck injury”
  1. aceakking says: Aug 19, 2014 1:04 PM

    The Colts have a terrible defense. They will have problems holding on to a lead like the last season. The Colts should tank the season like they did in 2011 and draft a good safety.

  2. 5150cd says: Aug 19, 2014 1:06 PM

    What’s Bob Sanders up to?

  3. 12444uggg says: Aug 19, 2014 1:11 PM

    I swear, every time someone brings up the Colts tanking a puppy dies.
    The Colts D will be all rite this year. The O will be tops. 11-5 and a Wild Card win is on tap.

    Oh, and I hope Howell is going to be okay.

  4. blue18hutthutt says: Aug 19, 2014 1:19 PM

    God I’ve never seen a team as consistently injured as the Colts

    Drink some more milk damnit!

  5. weepingjebus says: Aug 19, 2014 1:50 PM

    Colts safeties often hurt their necks when tilting backwards to watch Brady TD passes sail over their heads.

  6. GBwomenrhot says: Aug 19, 2014 2:44 PM

    I have to wonder if all of these Colt injuries are a result of the bad karma of their Owner….?

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