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Colts’ Parris Campbell hopes to be back by December

Parris Campbell

Injuries have not been kind to the Indianapolis Colts receiving corps this season.

Devin Funchess broke his collarbone in Week 1 and has been sidelined ever since. T.Y. Hilton has been dealing with a calf issue. Then there is rookie wideout Parris Campbell, who broke his hand in Week 9’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Campbell says he isn’t sure when the broken hand injury occurred, stating that he thinks he may have struck it on a defender’s helmet. He also said that he is hoping to be back on the field by December, according to Colts beat writer George Bremer.

In six games this season, Campbell has logged 15 catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. He actually had his best game of the year against the Steelers, totaling five grabs for 53 yards.

The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Ohio State, was originally selected by Indianapolis in the second round (59th pick overall) of the NFL Draft back in April.

Campbell was initially expected to play a rather key role in the Colts’ offense, but obviously, that has not been the case during his rookie campaign.

He spent four seasons at Ohio State but did not really break out until his senior season, when he hauled in 90 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 scores. Prior to his final year with the Buckeyes, he had registered just 53 catches for 725 yards and three touchdowns total over his first three collegiate seasons.

Indianapolis is currently 5-4 and is in desperate need of a win as it takes on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.