Indianapolis Colts starting center Ryan Kelly is likely to miss a few weeks according to Mike Chappell of CBS4 Indianapolis with a foot injury.
This is a big injury for the Colts, Kelly started every game for the Colts last season, becoming one of the most stable players in a unit that improved as the season went along.
The starting center was injured in practice on Thursday during individual drills. He joins fellow offensive linemen Brian Schwenke who is ironically enough, on the physically unable to perform list because of a foot injury. Which leads us to the next point…
Who Starts at Center For the Indianapolis Colts?
It’s hard to say at this point on who gets the first team reps, but according to Chappell Deysahwn Bond was with the first unit during practice.
With Kelly out, Warren Central grad Deyshawn Bond was C with first unit.
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) August 10, 2017
There is Good News
According to Chappell, the injury is not expected to lead into the regular season. “The source indicated Kelly was lucky the injury wasn’t more severe.” wrote Chappell.
Free Agent Options for the Indianapolis Colts
If the Colts want to go through free agency, there is plenty of experience on the market. As Brent Fatig, who you should follow on Twitter, provided a suggestion.
Didn't think about Nick Mangold… 🤔
Has he publicly stated intentions on continuing career? https://t.co/iAXsvWKkgY
— Fan of Nuance (@ShouldntBragBut) August 10, 2017
Although Mangold has been a good option in the past, I’m not sure that it matches with what General Manager Chris Ballard is doing with this roster. Ballard is trying to get younger and see who can develop. While Mangold is a good option, I doubt the Colts target him because he doesn’t fit what they are trying to do and because the injury appears to be not serious.