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Colts’ Jack Doyle ‘not rushing’ return from injury

Last season was a rough one for Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle. He showed a lot of chemistry with Andrew Luck in 2016, so he was hoping for a breakout when Luck returned in 2018. Instead, his year was ruined by injuries and he ended up appearing in only six games.

He also had to watch as tight end Eric Ebron stepped up in his place and had a monster year. The Colts also have the promising young player Mo Alie-Cox at the position, so Doyle might not have quite as large of a role as he once had. That being said, Indy is looking forward to having him back.

“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,” offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni said recently, per George Bremer of The Herald Bulletin.

Doyle dealt with multiple serious injuries last year, so while he’s anxious to get back on the field, he’s also not going to push himself too much.

“I really am trying to take it one day at a time, not rushing anything,” he said. “But I’m happy with where I’m at and happy with the progress I’ve made. It’s definitely going in the right direction, and when it’s time to get back out there, I’ll be excited to be back out there. I promise you that,” he said.

In his last full season, Doyle went for 690 yards and four touchdowns. Even though Ebron and Alie-Cox have emerged, Luck has a lot of trust in Doyle, and the Western Kentucky product is going to be involved in 2019.