As the Indianapolis Colts inch closer to clinching a playoff spot in the AFC, they could soon get back a pivotal piece of their offensive attack.
The Colts have now designated wide receiver Parris Campbell to return from injured reserve.
Colts designate Parris Campbell to return from IR. Could be major addition to offense.
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) December 30, 2021
Campbell has been sidelined since the Colts’ Week 6 win over the Houston Texans due to a foot injury. He sustained the injury after hauling in a 51-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Carson Wentz in the first quarter of the game. He wound up missing the remainder of the contest and has not featured in a single game since then.
There was an initial concern as to whether Campbell would play again for the Colts this season, as he opted to undergo foot surgery in October. Still, he was later issued a two-to-three-month timeline as to when he could be given the green light to return to in-game action, which upped the optimism surrounding his possible availability for the latter stages of the campaign.
Colts head coach Frank Reich provided a long-awaited update on Campbell’s status earlier in the week, as he noted that the wideout had been doing “field work” and he “looked good.”
Colts owner Jim Irsay also noted on Thursday that Campbell made his return to practice, which, in effect, opened up the team’s 21-day window to either put him on the active roster or place him on season-ending injured reserve.
For now, it remains to be seen whether Campbell may be placed on the active roster in time for Indianapolis’ upcoming key clash with the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 17. His possible return this week could be a crucial boost to a Colts wideout unit that has dealt with a multitude of injuries over the past few months.