The Colts have seen injuries cost them guard Donald Thomas for the season and center Khaled Holmes for all but one drive of preseason action and they didn’t get through their final exhibition of the summer without seeing another offensive lineman go down.
Veteran Joe Reitz, who was playing left tackle for the Colts on Thursday but has played all over the line during his career, left the game with an ankle injury. His return is being called questionable.
If Reitz were to miss any significant time — the Colts announced it is a high ankle sprain — the Colts will have an almost barren cupboard behind their starting offensive line. Things are so thin that they replaced Reitz at left tackle on Thursday with Tyler Hoover, who is on the roster as a defensive end. Chandler Harnish is playing quarterback for the Colts against the Bengals and he might want to speed up his delivery under the circumstances.
Whether or not Reitz misses a lot of time, the Colts should be be looking for offensive line depth on the waiver wire this weekend because they don’t want anyone giving Andrew Luck the same advice this season.