Robert Turbin Placed on IR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Colts lost a significant player, but another is closer to returning.

Running back Robert Turbin has been placed on the injured reserve list after suffering a dislocated left elbow and a shoulder injury in Monday night’s loss to the Tennessee Titans. To compensate for the loss of Turbin, the team elevated Josh Ferguson to the active roster from the practice squad.

Chuck Pagano initially said Friday the team wouldn’t decide how to handle Turbin’s situation until he received a second medical opinion on his injuries Monday.

While Turbin is out of the mix, Clayton Geathers will take the next step on his comeback from March neck surgery. The veteran safety, who remains on the physically unable to perform list, is expected to practice for the first time Wednesday on a limited, non-contact basis.

“Should be back out there which would be a great lift. Great for him, great for our team,’’ Pagano said. “I’m sure it’ll be a week of (non-contact) and another week of practice. Get him integrated back in to the contact stuff.’’

Initially, he added, Geathers will participate in a “lot of controlled stuff. We’ll take out time with him and ease him back into things.’’

Geathers, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick, has appeared in 24 games, 11 as a starter. He started nine games last season before suffering a neck injury against the Tennessee Titans in week 10.


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