Indianapolis Colts' defensive end Genard Avery has suffered a knee injury that will end his season. He will be placed on the injured reserve list.
The injury occurred during a joint training camp practice with the Chicago Bears. Avery's injury involves his LCL (lateral collateral ligament) and meniscus, requiring surgery.
Avery was performing well during the training camp before the injury. He was expected to compete for a final roster spot on the defensive side of the team.
Ashton Dulin, a wide receiver for the Colts, also suffered a knee injury during the joint practice, leading to the end of his season. He tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).
Avery's injury comes as a blow to the Colts' defensive unit, impacting their depth and options for the upcoming season.
The Colts had signed wide receiver James Washington and Tyler Adams recently, possibly as part of the team's strategies to adjust to the injuries.
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The injuries to Avery and Dulin occurred during joint practices with the Chicago Bears, highlighting the physical nature of training camp sessions.
The Colts are facing additional challenges as Ryan Kelly, the team's center, is dealing with a foot injury, adding to the team's injury concerns.
The injuries underline the unpredictable nature of sports and how injuries can impact both individual careers and team dynamics.