Colts rookie Daurice Fountain released from hospital, needs ankle surgery

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts rookie wide receiver Daurice Fountain was hospitalized Thursday after suffering what the team called a “significant ankle injury” in its final training camp practice.

On Friday, the Colts announced that Fountain had been released from the hospital late Thursday night, and that he’d need surgery.

“He was released from the hospital last night,” head coach Frank Reich said of Fountain Friday. “So, yeah, really disappointing for Reece, and especially because he was having such a good camp and really progressing well. But we’ll get behind Reece, and he’ll have this surgery as soon as he can and then get back to recovering, and we’ll support him every way we can. And I think the future’s bright for Daurice, for sure.”

Reich told reporters Thursday after Fountain had been hospitalized that the rookie, “ had a great camp” and that he had “worked extremely hard and looked extremely good.”

A fifth-round pick out of Northern Iowa, Fountain is likely out for the season.