The ponies They will now have to score their first win of the season without two of their top wide receivers after disqualification Michael Bateman Jr. From Sunday’s game against Jaguar with a quadruple injury.
Indianapolis Bateman was demoted from questionable After he was virtually non-participant on Thursday and Friday. The injury appeared to worsen over the course of the week after the 24-year-old had limited training on Wednesday.
Bateman’s loss is a huge blow to Matt Ryan and the attack of the passing ponies. The third-year future has blossomed into one of the most consistent passing players in the league in 2021 and he has made his impact tangible this season. In Indy’s opening game against Houston, Bateman scored nine hits for 121 yards and a touchdown.
The former USC star won’t be the Colts’ only absent offensive weapon this weekend. Wide Reception Fellow Alec Pierce It was excluded earlier in the week concussion
Indianapolis will need to rely more on receivers like Parris Campbell and Ashton Dulin, as well as running back Jonathan Taylor, at the bottom of two of its best pass catchers. A number of guys will have to step up if the reduced ponies hope to go to Jacksonville and down the Jaguar.
The kick-off at Tilt South Asia is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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