Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett did not return to the team's Week 7 loss against the New Orleans Saints after he suffered an ankle fracture that will likely keep him out for several weeks.
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Pagano Comments on Dorsett Post-Surgery
Friday, Oct. 30
Head coach Chuck Pagano said Dorsett underwent successful surgery on his injured ankle and noted the wideout would be week-to-week going forward, per Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star.
Dorsett Comments on Injury, Recovery
Monday, Oct. 26
Dorsett was on crutches and confirmed he will need four to six weeks to recover.
Injury Disrupts Dorsett's Development
Entering Week 7, Dorsett had accumulated 10 receptions for 159 yards and one touchdown. Prior to his injury, he recorded just one reception for eight yards on two targets against the Saints.
The Colts were high on Dorsett, which led them to choose him 29th overall in the 2015 draft out of the University of Miami. NFL.com's Chris Wesseling noted in August just how much Indianapolis loves its new receiver:
Appearing on Wednesday's edition of the Around The NFL Podcast, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport relayed a sentiment at Colts training camp that Dorsett's skill set is essentially a carbon copy of Redskins deep threat DeSean Jackson's. "They could not be higher on Phillip Dorsett," added Rapoport, who was onsite in Anderson, Indiana, on Tuesday. "I think they think they added a superstar."
With speed (4.27 40-yard dash) and solid catching ability, Dorsett was expected to create a prosperous partnership with quarterback Andrew Luck, who still has a couple of quality targets despite the rookie receiver's absence.
Andre Johnson (6'3", 229 lbs), who has led the NFL in receptions and receiving yards twice in his career, has struggled mightily in his first season with the Colts, so fans will have to hope he can step up while Dorsett is out. In all likelihood, the Colts will have to rely on Donte Moncrief opposite T.Y. Hilton, though.
Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.