INDIANAPOLIS — Colts All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard has been positioned on the lively/bodily unable to carry out list, that means he will likely be sidelined when the staff begins training camp practices this week.
Leonard underwent back surgery in June to deal with an unspecified concern that appeared to have a minimum of some connection to his lingering lower-leg ache. The staff at the moment has not established a timeline for his return to the lineup, a supply advised ESPN. Players on lively/PUP could be activated at any level earlier than remaining roster cuts on Aug. 30.
Coach Frank Reich tried to clarify Leonard’s standing on the finish of the staff’s obligatory minicamp in June.
“My understanding from talking to the trainers is, at one level, yes, everything is connected at some level or another,” Reich mentioned, referring to the back and lower-leg accidents. “But my conversation with the trainers was [that there is] maybe some connection, but they are different injuries.”
Leonard underwent ankle surgery in the course of the 2021 offseason and performed by way of constant ache in the course of the 2021 season. The staff hoped he could be pain-free coming into 2022, however Leonard’s present standing creates additional uncertainty.
The Colts on Sunday additionally positioned defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis, security Rodney McLeod and receiver Mike Strachan on the lively/PUP list. Defensive sort out Eric Johnson II was positioned on the lively/non-football harm list.