Darrius Heyward-Bey Injury: Updates on Colts WR's Ankle, Likely Return Date

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 15, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 20:  Darrius Heyward-Bey
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Darrius Heyward-Bey hurt his ankle on Thursday night in the Indianapolis Colts' 30-27 win against the Tennessee Titans.

Rather than anything resulting from his performance in the first half, that's why the 26-year-able was unable to play in the second.

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star had the report.

Darrius Heyward Bey didn't play int he second half because of a bad ankle. Which is not connected to his hands.

— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) November 15, 2013

NFL: Around the League reported LaVon Brazill replaced Heyward-Bey on any two-receiver sets.

No Heyward-Bey to start the 2nd half. LaVon Brazill taking his place with T.Y. Hilton in 2-wide sets.

— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) November 15, 2013

Prior to exiting the game, the five-year veteran had one reception for 10 yards. However, he was making more news for the passes he dropped than the one he caught.

Heyward-Bey had three dropped passes prior to the game, which represented 6.4 percent of the passes coming his way, according to Sporting Charts. It's a problem that plagued him while he was a member of the Oakland Raiders as well.

Now the ankle gives Heyward-Bey one more thing to worry about.

Drops aside, losing another wideout could also spell trouble for the Colts. He's fourth on the team in receiving yards, and every receiver has had to shoulder more of the load after the injury to Reggie Wayne. Indianapolis will want to get the wideout back as soon as possible.