It’s a shortened week at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center with the Colts traveling to Cincinnati for the preseason finale on Thursday night. Today’s news looks at the good news surrounding Anthony Castonzo’s knee injury and the beginning of cuts for the Colts.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Tuesday, August 27th.
By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star
With Anthony Castonzo sidelined on Thursday evening, versatile lineman Joe Reitz will get the starting nod at left tackle against the Bengals.
Adaptability has been one of the Hamilton Southeastern High School product’s strongest attributes, and might prove invaluable once again as he attempts to spend a fourth season with the Colts.
“It’s just wherever you can fit in,” Reitz said Monday. “As a lineman, the more versatility the better.”
Spoken like someone who has been here, there, everywhere since he was a standout in basketball and football for the Royals.
Reitz likely will start at left tackle in Thursday’s preseason finale at Cincinnati while Anthony Castonzo deals with a mild sprain to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
By: Mike Wells, ESPN.com
As Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger rolled into Anthony Castonzo’s leg on Saturday night, a collective gasp came over the Colts faithful.
Imagine how Castonzo himself felt.
“When it happened, you kind of get rolled up on, you start thinking about all the hard work you put in the offseason and to get that news that it’s only going to be a short-term thing was very good,” Castonzo said Monday.
The MRI done on Castonzo’s knee revealed a sprain of the medial collateral ligament. He believes he’ll be ready for the season opener against Oakland at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 8.
“Kind of just taking it day-by-day,” said Castonzo, who is responsible for protecting quarterback Andrew Luck’s blindside. “Hoping that yeah, that will be plenty (of time). My goal is to be ready for Oakland.”
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