Report: Vontae Davis needs season-ending surgery

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Wednesday can’t end soon enough for the Colts. First came news that defensive lineman Henry Anderson needs season-ending surgery to repair a laryngeal fracture. Now Stephen Holder of the IndyStar reports doctors have recommended season-ending surgery for cornerback Vontae Davis.

Davis sought independent opinions from other doctors on his lingering groin injury with he and the organization publicly feuding over the extent of Davis’ injury.

Coach Chuck Pagano and the organization have stood behind Davis’ benching last Sunday as a coach’s decision and not injury related. Davis has insisted he was injured, saying Wednesday he felt “disrespected” with the team’s handling of his injury.

He was back on injury report Wednesday as a limited participant in practice.

Holder reports doctors have told Davis he has muscle separating from the bone and “continuing to play with the injury could ultimately make it worse.”

The Pro Bowler becomes a free agent at the end of the year, making it unlikely he ever plays a down for the Colts again.

19 responses to “Report: Vontae Davis needs season-ending surgery

  1. There are simple stretching exercises that these guys should be doing. With all the money invested in these guys, you’d think they’d stretch. Too simple? Maybe I’m missing something.

  2. Knowing the Colts he probably needed it two years ago and is just now getting around to it all the while wasting a couple years of theprime of his career in the process

  3. I’m sorry but the Colts have made so many bad decisions that nobody should be surprised they alienated their top DB. I hope he continues his career playing for an organization that doesn’t seem to want their stars to be hurt. Jim Irsay is “Drunky the Clown”

  4. Get the surgery dude. Burning for the last 7 games in this dumpster fire season isn’t worth it. You’ll get hired next season, you’ve got talent.

  5. What a mess this team has become……. Once you could say that when Teams saw that they (colts) were on their schedule, that was a game that was going to be really tough to win. They were once feared in the NFL….now when teams see them on the schedule they count it as an easy play game….now they are laughed at in the NFL…

  6. charliecharger says:
    November 8, 2017 at 11:47 pm
    There are simple stretching exercises that these guys should be doing. With all the money invested in these guys, you’d think they’d stretch. Too simple? Maybe I’m missing something

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    How do you know what these players aren’t and are doing?

  7. Sounds like they’re into offseason surgical-maintenance mode already. They’ve some tough games ahead (Steelers, Titans, @Jags), and @Bills, @Ravens hard enough too, and only 2 clearly winnable games (home to both Denver and Houston). So I guess they’ve all decided a dogfight for a 5-11 record just isn’t worth yet more injuries.

    Ownership is to blame, not the players, they took the AFCS for granted for too long (even moving there to get away from their basement in the AFCE) but now the AFCS is tough too I’m sure Jimbo is waiting for Roethlisberger to retire before making his next clever move.

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