There had been some speculation surrounding the absence of Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell at training camp practice. It appears the team has since provided some clarity on bis situation.
According to Stephen Holder of The Athletic, Campbell is in concussion protocol after he was involved in a minor car accident:
Quick practice update: Parris Campbell had a minor car accident and will be in concussion protocol, per Colts.
It is certainly encouraging to see that the accident did not result in much more severe injury. Being placed on the concussion protocol is likely a precautionary step taken by the Colts to ensure that he is 100% before making his return to practice.
Prior to the accident, Campbell had wasted no time turning heads in training camp with his explosive play. He is in the midst of establishing himself as the clear-cut No. 2 option behind wide receiver T.Y. Hilton in the passing game.
Campbell is coming off a rough start to his career following an injury-plagued rookie season that limited him to only seven games. Three of the injuries he suffered even required surgery that he had to work his way back from this offseason. As a result, Indianapolis is now doing what they can to ensure that he does not suffer any more setbacks with the 2020 NFL season just weeks away.
There is no question that the health of both Campbell and Hilton will be a major determining factor for just how much success quarterback Philip Rivers enjoys under center this season.