#Colts C Deyshawn Bond, who filled in ably for Ryan Kelly, tore the quad muscle that connects to the kneecap, source said. Surgery coming.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 2, 2017
The undrafted rookie was injured on just the game’s 2nd play of scrimmage, forcing the Colts to play seldom used offensive guard Adam Redmond at center (with some shaky results initially). The 6’1″, 299 pound Bond had made all 4 starts for the Colts at center in the wake of Ryan Kelly‘s foot injury–effectively ‘holding down the fort’ in his absence.
As it stands, the former Warren Central High School standout will likely soon be placed on injured reserve with it presumably being a season-ending injury. It’s unfortunate because Bond had shown initial promise during his debut campaign, before it was cut short because of this injury.
The positive news for the Colts is that at least timing wise, the injury comes with its prized young center Kelly poised to return to the field soon–who practiced on a limited basis all of last week.
Even with Bond’s injury, the Colts may have been close to re-inserting Kelly back into the starting lineup at center regardless–although there’s no question that Bond’s loss really hurts their interior offensive line depth going forward (with his ability to play both center and guard).
Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery regarding the Colts rookie center.