Report: Malik Hooker Out for the Season with Torn ACL, MCL Suffered vs. Jaguars

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistOctober 22, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 13: Malik Hooker #29 of the Indianapolis Colts in action during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Lions won 24-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker has been hounded by injuries over the past year, and he was dealt another blow Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Hooker tore his ACL and MCL and will miss the rest of the 2017 season.

Hook appeared to confirm the news in a statement released on Twitter:

"Was A Fun Year While It Lasted, Enjoyed Every Moment Of It. Appreciate All The Support And Love, In The Mean Time Starting This Journey For The Return....Stay Tuned

"PS: I WILL BE BACK!!!!"

B/R's Ian Wharton described the play that ultimately ended Hooker's afternoon:

It's another stroke of bad luck for Hooker, who had shoulder and sports hernia surgeries prior to April's draft. The Ohio State product also battled a hamstring ailment that landed him on the physically unable to perform list in advance of training camp.

Hooker was then bothered by a shoulder problem in mid-August and was forced to miss valuable practice reps as he got accustomed to life in the Colts secondary.

The No. 15 overall pick came into Sunday's contested with 19 total tackles and three interceptions through the team's first six games working alongside Darius Butler.

With Clayton Geathers already on PUP with a neck injury, the Colts could be in serious trouble on the back without Hooker. Geathers is scheduled to resume practicing in a limited capacity this week.


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