The Colts got some interesting - and not great - injury news today as they returned to the practice field to get ready for the Jets. This is one of the craziest (and scariest) injury updates I've ever seen as Matt Slauson, whose season is over after being placed on IR, nearly had a life-changing injury in New England:
Backstory on Matt Slauson's scary injury: Broke 2 vertebrae in his spine early 3Q Thursday, then played through it. Only later he learned he was one play away from serious damage -- could have been paralyzed. "I had no idea how close I was to changing my family's life," he said.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) October 10, 2018
Geez. That wasn't all for possible career-threatening injuries, though, as Reich also provided this update for the oft-injured Clayton Geathers:
Frank Reich isn’t coming out and saying it, but reading between the lines of what he just said, it sounds like Colts safety Clayton Geathers’ neck injury could have long-term career implications. “It’s on that continuum,” Reich said. “But it’s a long continuum.”— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) October 10, 2018
TY Hilton and Jack Doyle are facing far less serious injures, but have each missed multiple games. While Reich said both Hilton (hamstring/chest) and Doyle are making progress, it sure sounded like he wasn't planning on having them for Sunday's game.