The Indianapolis Colts sustained multiple key injuries on both sides of the ball in a win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, with Malik Hooker and Parris Campbell both suffering injuries..
Hooker left the game with an Achilles injury, and further testing on Monday showed Hooker will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles.
Meanwhile, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Campbell suffered a PCL injury that will sideline him “indefinitely.”
Colts WR Parris Campbell suffered a PCL injury that is expected to sideline him indefinitely, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2020
Parris Campbell took a direct shot to his left knee trying to avoid a tackle from Vikings safety Harrison Smith early in the first quarter. He was carted off the field, and did not return to the game.
This is a tough loss for the Colts, especially considering the start Campbell had gotten off to in his sophomore campaign.
The former second-round pick hauled in six of his nine targets in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and his speed made him a possible breakout candidate as Indy's primary slot receiver.
But it remains to be seen how long Campbell will be forced to sit out, a frustrating prospect given how much time he missed in his rookie year.
Parris Campbell dealt with a hamstring issue ahead of the 2019 season, and subsequently underwent surgery to address a sports hernia before a broken foot ended his year in Week 14. He played just seven games, totaling only 18 receptions for 127 yards.
The 23-year-old is up against it after another setback, and the Colts will likely rely on even more production from veteran T.Y. Hilton and rookie Michael Pittman Jr.