The tumultuous season of Indianapolis Colts All-Professional linebacker Shaquille Leonard is taking one other detour.
After he was dominated out of the Sunday sport in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders on Friday, the Colts positioned Leonard on injured reserve Saturday. Leonard skilled a setback in his highway to getting back from offseason again surgical procedure, sources advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The choice means Leonard will miss at the least 4 of the Colts’ eight remaining video games.
Interim head coach Jeff Saturday stated Friday that Leonard didn’t end the Wednesday exercise as a result of one thing “felt completely different” with the again and nerve-related points Leonard has been coping with since present process surgical procedure in June.
“They scanned him and so they’re working with him, evaluating him,” Saturday stated of the group’s medical employees.
Leonard has performed in simply three video games this season. He made his debut in Week 4 on Oct. 2 however sustained a damaged nostril and concussion in that sport after a collision that bent his face masks. Leonard returned to motion in Week 8 however now shall be sidelined once more after enjoying within the Colts’ previous two video games.
It has been a irritating a number of months for Leonard, who medical doctors found had an impinged nerve in his again, inflicting decrease physique ache. Leonard expanded on the sluggish progress earlier this week.
“Every week I’ve felt higher, ranging from my first week of follow, not having the ability to transfer and being stiff,” he stated. “Up to now two video games, I see myself transferring round higher. However we’re nonetheless not there. The nerve nonetheless is not firing in my calf.”