Colts WR Daurice Fountain suffers gruesome dislocated and fractured ankle
We have some unfortunate news, as Indianapolis Colts receiver Daurice Fountain has suffered a serious ankle injury. Fountain “suffered a dislocated and fractured ankle,” a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Rapoport added that Fountain would undergo surgery right away. No timetable was immediately announced, but it seems likely that he’ll miss the entire season. If he’s placed on injured reserve before the start of the regular season, he won’t be eligible to return in 2019.
Fountain was a small-school prospect last year that a lot of draftniks were high on. He showed out at the East-West Shrine Game, and the Colts took the Northern Iowa product in the fifth round. He didn’t play much as a rookie, appearing in only one game while spending most of the season on the practice squad.
That being said, he had reportedly been having a strong camp, and was looking like he had a good shot to make an impact. The Colts have T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, and Devin Funchess locked in as their top three receivers, but things are pretty open after that. Guys like Chester Rogers, Zach Pascal, and Deon Cain will now need to step up even more.
Fountain’s injury was reportedly pretty gruesome, with teammates gathering around to pray and console him after he went down. Colts owner Jim Irsay also went over to talk to Fountain as his leg was put in an air cast, according to reporters on the scene.
The Colts haven’t had much injury luck this offseason, as they are, of course, also waiting on Andrew Luck to return from his own lower leg injury.