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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Colts Injury Update: Khaled Holmes out two to three weeks with ankle injury


By on 8/10/2014 07:00:00 AM

During last Thursday’s pre-season game against the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts OC Khaled Holmes went down during the first quarter with an apparent ankle injury.


Indianapolis Star writer Stephen Holder reported the news via twitter.
In an interview with reporters, Coach Chuck Pagano stated that Holmes could potentially miss up to three weeks due to injury. Good news is that Pagano is hopeful that Holmes will be healthy enough to play the regular season opener against the AFC Champion Denver Broncos.


According to ESPN.com, “Holmes is going to be [out] a couple of weeks,” Pagano said. “We’re optimistic that he’ll get back in time to get back in the lineup and have at least a week or so of practice. We’re optimistic that he’ll be back by the opener.”

Considering that both OG Donald Thomas and rookie OT Ulrick John will be gone for quite a bit of time, the Colts are very fortunate to have Holmes returning before the regular season commences. Last season, the Colts ranked fifth-best in the league in sacks allowed with just 32 sacks allowed.

Without Holmes, the Colts do have Jonotthan Harrison, however Harrison has hardly any regular season experience to be a truly effective center. During Thursday night’s pre-season game against the Jets, Harrison apparently snapped the ball poorly to QB Andrew Luck not once, but twice after Holmes went down.

With the league’s 15th ranked offense in 2013, the Colts most certainly need the former USC center back and healthy before the season starts.

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