The Indianapolis Colts will do without All-Pro Security Guard Quenton Nelson for 5-12 weeks due to a foot injury.
Nelson’s injury is the same as that of quarterback Carson Wentz.
Nelson suffered the injury on Monday and is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday.
The broad timeline of recovery that both Nelson and Wentz are facing is with players recovering in different areas, Reich said on Monday when speaking specifically about Wentz. The team may have a better understanding of their returns once the rehabilitation process begins between two to four weeks. The first two weeks after surgery will mainly be rest.
Nelson, the Colts’ first-round selection (sixth overall) in the 2018 draft, has started all 48 regular season games and three postseason games on the left guard. He was voted All-Pro in all three seasons – the first offensive lineman and the fifth player since the 1970 merger to be so honored. The others were Barry Sanders, Keith Jackson, Lawrence Taylor, and Earl Campbell.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.