Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett will miss at least four weeks due to an ankle injury, according to reports. The Colts first round pick in the most recent draft, Dorsett played in all of the Colts’ first six games in the regular season. Dorsett is one of the secondary options at wide receiver for the Colts.
In six games this season, the 22-year-old WR has logged 159 receiving yards on 10 receptions with a single touchdown.
Adam Schefter of ESPN.com confirmed the injury, a fractured ankle, on Twitter stating that recovery time could last up to six weeks or about Week 12 in the NFL regular season.
Another loss: Colts 1st-rd pick Phillip Dorsett fractured his ankle and, before Monday's tests, now expected to miss 4-6 weeks, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2015
The Colts lost Sunday to the New Orleans Saints, 27-20 when Dorsett suffered the ankle injury. The young WR finished with a single catch for eight yards. After bouncing back with three straight wins (Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans) after opening the season with back-to-back losses (Buffalo Bills and New York Jets), the Colts have suffered two straight defeats at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts and Saints to drop to 3-4 for the season.
However, the Colts still lead the AFC South division with the rest of the teams in that division struggling. The Texans and Jaguars are at 2-5 while the Titans are at 1-5.
Other WRs in the Colts line-up, Griff Whalen, Andre Johnson and Donte Moncrief, are expected to be targetted more with Dorsett out.