Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis may be out of commission for a while. Head coach Chuck Pagano calls him “week-to-week” with an ankle injury, per Mike Wells of ESPN, but it seems like it’s more serious than he’s making it out to be.
Wells says Davis was wearing a cast on his right foot Monday.
Pagano described his current cornerback situation as “scary,” with starter Patrick Robinson’s groin also being a big concern.
Davis’ ankle injury is a huge setback for the Colts. It’s not a stretch to say he’s the best defender on the roster, and he’ll be greatly missed if he has to miss extended time during the regular season.
Heading into Week 3 of the preseason, Indianapolis is dreadfully thin at the cornerback position.
It’s for this reason that veteran free agent Antonio Cromartie is in town for a workout. He’s been reported to have hip issues, and given the fact that no team has reached out to him at this point you know there is some concern there.
The Colts have to get some help soon. The regular season is just a few weeks away. They are set to host the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 11 and will need all hands on deck to slow down Matthew Stafford and the potent passing attack he engineers.