Shaquille Leonard ruled out for Thursday night

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Colts linebacker Shaquille Leonard‘s 2022 debut turned out to be a brief appearance in Sunday’s loss to the Titans and it will be at least Week Six before he is back in the lineup.

Leonard suffered a concussion in the second quarter of the 24-17 loss and the team said on Monday that he will not play against the Broncos on Thursday night. He missed the first three games of the year while working his way back from June back surgery.

Defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis is also in the concussion protocol and will not play this week.

While they’ve ruled those two players out, the Colts will wait to make a call on running back Jonathan Taylor. Taylor injured his ankle on Sunday and his availability for Thursday is uncertain.

4 responses to “Shaquille Leonard ruled out for Thursday night

  1. It’s starting to look like the season might be a wash. Just play it safe and don’t risk losing him for no reason.

  2. This is how you handle a concussion situation. The Colts have done a lot of things poorly this season but should be commended for this.

    Don’t take any chances and be proactive by publicly ruling the player out in advance so they don’t feel pressured to talk their way into playing injured. The Colts did exactly that here – kudos to them.

  3. Told ya.

    It’s career ending. There’s not one franchise that handles injured players worse than Indy.

  4. We are going to see more concussions diagnosed over the next couple weeks than we have over the last 2-5 years. Why can’t we just do things correctly instead of always having a pendulum swinging one way too far then the other way too far?

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