The Colts rookies have dominated the headlines the past few weeks.
While Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton (AFC Special Teams Player of the Week) continue to set rookie records, first-year teammates Vick Ballard and Dwayne Allen remain integral figures in the starting lineup.
Could tight end Coby Fleener be joining his fellow rookies on Sunday?
“I’m ready to be back,” Fleener said prior to practice on Wednesday. “I’ve been excited to be back for quite a while now and to be back on the practice field (Wednesday) will be exciting.”
Fleener has been on the sideline since injuring his shoulder in the first half of the Colts 19-13 overtime victory over the Titans on Oct. 28.
In the first seven games of the season, Fleener caught 21 passes for 222 yards.
While the Colts are in the midst of winning five of their past six games, Fleener has found himself merely as an observer.
“It’s been tougher to just sit in the training room all day and just do shoulder exercises and stuff like that. To see the team have success is exciting but at the same time, you want to be out there with your buddies,” he said.
Sunday could be that chance for Fleener to return to the playing field.
Last week, Fleener was limited in practice but he was a full participant on Wednesday and now he hopes all those mental reps over the past month turns into physical ones this weekend.
“You stay in the meeting room with the team and you go through all the mental preparation if you were playing,” Fleener said. “Obviously, the physical ailment didn’t allow me to do that but now I’m full go ahead.”
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