The Indianapolis Colts have already ruled left tackle
Anthony Castonzo out for the team’s final preseason contest due to his sprained
MCL. Still, head coach Chuck Pagano told reporters that the club is hopeful
Castonzo will return in time to suit up for Week 1 of the regular season.
“Yeah, got the MRI and it, like we talked last night, pretty
much came back as a mild MCL sprain,” Coach Chuck Pagano said, in comments
distributed by the team. “The MRI was pretty much negative. It wasn’t as bad as
anybody anticipated, so he’s going to be day-to-day. He won’t play, obviously,
in this next contest but hopefully be ready for the opener.”
The Colts are currently listing Castonzo as day to day with
his knee injury. Pagano said that the ailment isn’t as bad as anyone anticipated,
and the MRI came back negative, indicating the mild MCL sprain. While this is
all good news, and signals that Castonzo won’t be sidelined for an extended
stretch, it still remains to be determined if he’ll be able to return in time
for the regular-season opener.
Castonzo isn’t the only Colts’ starting lineman that’s sidelined
with injury, as right guard Mike McGlynn is also dealing with a knee ailment.
Pagano is hopeful that both are able to return in time for Sept. 8 so they can
protect quarterback Andrew Luck from the Oakland Raiders.
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