Colts excited about Jack Doyle getting back to full health
The 2018 season saw the Colts accomplish what many thought was impossible (or at least very improbable), making the playoffs with quarterback Andrew Luck returning from injury. They did so, though, largely without the services of tight end Jack Doyle, who dealt with a number of injuries.
But the hope is that Doyle will be ready to go when camp opens and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said he’s looking forward to having Doyle back with Eric Ebron and Mo Alie-Cox at tight end.
“It’s exciting to know that he is making a full recovery from his hip, from his kidney and we are going to have the Jack Doyle that we had at the start last year,” Sirianni said, via the Anderson Herald-Bulletin.
Doyle injured his hip early in the season and missed five games before returning to the lineup. He played four more times before lacerating his kidney and winding up on injured reserve. He had a procedure to address that injury and then had hip surgery after the season that kept him from practicing all spring.
Doyle has progressed to running routes before the offseason came to an end, which is a good sign for where he’ll be when the Colts resume work later this month.
Ebron shined in his first season under head coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni. But Doyle has proven to be one of Luck’s most important, and reliable, targets. He set career-highs with 80 catches and 690 yards during a 2017 season after which he played in the Pro Bowl for the first time. And the hope is that a healthy Doyle can rediscover that Pro Bowl play and make the Colts offense even better.