Injuries: Colts’ Malik Hooker starts camp on PUP list


On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts introduced gamers who would start the season on the bodily unable to carry out (PUP) checklist. As anticipated, Andrew Luck was on the list. One other important Colts participant was a shock: first-round choose Malik Hooker.

Hooker tweaked his hamstring throughout Monday’s conditioning take a look at, per Kevin Bowen of the team’s official website.


NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Hooker hasn’t had any setbacks and that the PUP designation is simply the crew being cautious forward of coaching camp opening this week. Hooker can come off the PUP checklist anytime throughout camp.

Fellow security Clayton Geathers (neck) can also be on the PUP and is predicted to overlook the beginning of the common season.

Hooker’s hamstring tweak comes after the security underwent shoulder and sports activities hernia surgical procedures in January. Throughout the draft course of the 21-year-old mentioned with Around The NFL’s Conor Orr why he played through the injuries late throughout his faculty profession. He was anticipated to be wholesome heading into camp after lacking all offseason exercises. Then the hamstring tweak struck.

The rangy Ohio State product may very well be a game-changer for the Colts secondary. Hooker is the ball-hawk the Colts have lacked throughout Chuck Pagano’s tenure. However first Hooker must get on the sphere.

Different accidents we’re monitoring on Tuesday:

1. The Lions have positioned punter Sam Martin on the energetic/non-football harm checklist attributable to an ankle harm he sustained earlier in July, the team announced. Rookie cornerback Teez Tabor and sort out Cyrus Kouandjio had been additionally positioned on the NFI checklist.

2. The Dolphins have positioned linebacker Koa Misi on injured reserve, Rapoport reported, per a supply knowledgeable of the scenario.

three. The Saints are inserting linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (foot) on injured reserve, Rapoport reported. New Orleans will launch Ellerbe as soon as he’s wholesome, Rapoport added.

four. The Panthers have waived/injured vast receiver Charles Johnson after he underwent surgical procedure on his proper knee, the crew introduced Tuesday.



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