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BEN IJALANA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oft-injured Colts tackle Ben Ijalana culminates with training camp

Angry red lines course the flesh over and around Ben Ijalana’s oft-ravaged left knee. “Beauty marks,” he calls the scars that trace his professional football career: From hurt to hurt, disappointment to disappointment, from where he has been to where he plants and pushes on today. What’s next is what everyone wonders. “We’re eager to see that. I’m eager to see that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Richards talks to the ultra-dedicated, rehabbing Ben Ijalana

Colts Authority Daily Links, 9/30/12 The Indianapolis Star's Phil Richards is at it again, diligently keeping us informed on the Colts during an otherwise uneventful bye week.  Today, he talked to Ben Ijalana, who has undergone a slew of surgeries and is now faithfully plugging away behind the scenes, unwavering in his physical rehabilitation: You can wonder if Ijalana’s...
Via The Colts Authority
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Benjamin Ijalana

After this, I'm done, I promise.  I've covered Ben Ijalana several times over the last few days, and after finding out he was cut, my fears of Ijalana's injury leading to a shortened NFL career were realized.  I thought that that would be the end of the Ijalana coverage, but some attitudes toward him have been bothering me over the last twenty-four hours, and I wanted...
Via The Colts Authority
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts fill open spot by signing OL Ty Nsekhe

The Indianapolis Colts have filled one open roster spot by signing free agent offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe. The 6-foot-8, 325-pound lineman spent the last three seasons in the Arena Football League - one each with San Antonio, Philadelphia and Dallas. He replaces Ben Ijalana, the Colts' second-round pick in 2011. Indy placed Ijalana on the waived-injured list Wednesday, the day...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Ijalana Waived, OT Ty Nsekhe Signed

And so, a promising young lineman's career is over before it even began: the Colts have cut second year player from Villanova Ben Ijalana.  Ijalana was the second round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, someone who possibly would be a bookend with Anthony Castonzo for years. Unfortunately, Ijalana tore his ACL in his left knee during Week 4 of the 2011 season. After a year...
Via The Colts Authority
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Ijalana, Edds out for season with torn ACLs

Hot News for OT Ben Ijalana
Via profootball.scout.com
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts' Ijalana, Edds suffer torn ACLs

Colts offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and linebacker A.J. Edds have both suffered season-ending torn anterior cruciate knee ligaments. It's the latest setback for Ijalana, a second-round pick last year who tore the same left ACL in his fourth game as a rookie. "You hate to lose anybody in camp or at any time during the season, especially Ben," coach Chuck Pagano said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts lose Ijalana, Edds for season

The Indianapolis Colts have lost offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and backup linebacker A.J. Edds with season-ending knee injuries. Coach Chuck Pagano says both players have ''significant'' ACL injuries to their left knees and the team hopes to add two players to the roster soon. Both were hurt on Sunday, during the team's first open practice at training camp....
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts lose 2 players with season-ending injuries

The Indianapolis Colts have lost offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and backup linebacker A.J. Edds with season-ending knee injuries. Coach Chuck Pagano says both players have ''significant'' ACL injuries to their left knees and the team hopes to add two players to the roster soon. Both were hurt on Sunday, during the team's first open practice at training camp....
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts' Training Camp Tidbits: What Will Happen to Ben Ijalana?

After learning that A.J. Edds and Griff Whalen were sidelined with injuries yesterday, we get news that Ben Ijalana reaggravated his left knee on Sunday, the same knee in which a torn ACL caused him to miss most of the 2011 season. Ijalana, along with Edds (who may have torn his ACL) is awaiting an MRI to find out the seriousness of the injury.  For Ijalana, this is a big blow...
Via The Colts Authority
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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