Indianapolis Colts key players Ahmad Bradshaw and LaRon Landry are both dealing with significant injuries, and Bradshaw could end up missing the remainder of the 2013 season if he ends up needing surgery on his neck. Meanwhile, LaRon Landry has been ruled out for Week 5′s big game against the Seattle Seahawks, and the Colts offseason acquisition has not played since Week 2. It’s a real shame, too, since Landry has looked excellent with his new team, and he is a huge part of this Colts defense.
Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a neck injury in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers, and the injury is more serious than initially thought. He hasn’t played or practiced to this point, and the Colts are going to try and let the injury-prone RB’s neck to heal up on its own. If that doesn’t end up happening, then the Colts No. 2 back will be forced to undergo season-ending injury. His injury has already put a major strain on new acquisition Trent Richardson, who has disappointed to this point. He’ll get better, but the concerns grow the longer it takes for Richardson to get going.
The Indianapolis Star’s Mike Chappell reports that Colts head coach Chuck Pagano stated Ahmad Bradshaw has seen “several specialists”, and both sides will take a few weeks to decide on a plan of action.
Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Star’s other beat writer Stephen Holder reports that strong safety LaRon Landry and fellow defensive offseason acquisition Ricky Jean-Francois are set to return in Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers, per Pagano. Both players have been ruled out for this week, and their returns will certainly benefit the Colts in Week 6 (especially Landry’s return).