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Report: Carson Wentz 'out indefinitely' due to foot injury

With the Colts' new starting quarterback out, younger guys got to get some reps in during training camp Friday.
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Colts quarterback Carson Wentz participates in his first day of training camp with fans watching on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Westfield, Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz sat out of training camp Friday due to a foot injury. 

13Sports Director Dave Calabro reported Wentz is just being cautious as his foot is "bothering him."

Colts offensive coordinator Marcus Brady said Friday the quarterback "felt a little twinge in his foot" while rolling out and planting to throw toward the end of Thursday's practice. Wentz missed the end of the practice and met with doctors to further evaluate the injury.

There is no timeframe for Wentz's return.

"We should know something shortly. We're just kind of waiting right now," Brady said.

Second-year quarterback Jacob Eason stepped in for Wentz after he left Thursday's practice, then again on Friday. Rookies Sam Ehlinger and Jalen Morton also took reps in Friday's practice.

"He’s getting better every day, I thought he had a good practice yesterday," Brady said of Eason. "There’s a lot of good coaching points, a lot of plays, a lot of good film to be able to coach off of in today’s practice.”

Brady also said center Ryan Kelly is likely out for "a couple of weeks" with a possibly hyperextended elbow.

"I believe Marlon (Mack) ran into him at practice yesterday, just accidental. I think he’ll be out for probably a couple of weeks, but he’ll be OK," he said. 

The team reported to camp Wednesday, with the first day on the field Thursday.

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The Colts are back at the Grand Park Sports Complex for camp this year, and fans are invited to attend with COVID-19 protocols in place. To see the full training camp schedule, click here

Preseason games for the Colts will kick off Aug. 15 against the Carolina Panthers at Lucas Oil Stadium. The team will then travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings Aug. 21, and Detroit to play the Lions Aug. 27.

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