Colts welcome back QB Carson Wentz, O-line mates
Carson Wentz and two of his starting offensive linemen returned from injuries and participated with the Indianapolis Colts during Monday’s workout.
Wentz and All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson are still in the rehab stage of recovery from the same surgical procedure but there was no indication their foot injuries would be any concern during the open practice Monday.
Wentz ran in a straight line, dropped back from center and worked on plant-and-drive zig-zag cuts moving forward and backward. Nelson shuffled laterally and looked quick and comfortable in pass and run block sets.
Also back is center Ryan Kelly, who injured his elbow nearly three weeks ago during a wave of injuries at the outset of training camp.
To date, Wentz was considered iffy for the Sept. 12 regular-season opener because of a timeline for his return set at 5 to 12 weeks.
He has been on the field during most workouts as a non-participant, observing drills and play calls to continue assimilating to the offense.
Head coach Frank Reich said Sunday the Colts plan to remain cautious with all three starters and leave any decisions on their involvement in full squad workouts to the medical staff.
Reich and Wentz worked together with the Philadelphia Eagles, who traded the former No. 2 pick to the Colts in the offseason.
–Field Level Media