Indianapolis Colts receiver Parris Campbell is dealing with a hamstring injury. Head coach Frank Reich provided an update on his status Tuesday. Andrew Luck’s calf/ankle issue has been garnering most of the attention, but he isn’t the only Colt who is banged up at the moment.
Campbell tweaked his hamstring at the beginning of training camp, and has been sidelined ever since. Reich wasn’t too clear on timetables, but he did say Campbell is making some progress.
“Yeah, as far as when you’re looking at if you are checking off steps, he checked off another step yesterday I think it was,” Reich said, via Kevin Hickey of The Colts Wire.
When asked if Campbell would be able to practice this week, Reich said it was too early to say.
“Probably not ready to make that declaration yet,” he explained. “Probably not, but I don’t know if we are ready to rule him out for this week.”
Campbell is a rookie from Ohio State who is known for his blazing speed. He lit up the combine back in February, but is now dealing with a tissue injury like speedsters often do.
Indy drafted him 59th overall, and the Colts have high hopes for the youngster. He already suffered one setback, so they’re understandably going to be cautious with him.
He’s fallen behind a bit due to the missed time, but he should still have the chance to earn a solid role when he returns. T.Y. Hilton and Devin Funchess are going to start on the outside, but Campbell should get a lot of snaps out of the slot.