Official website of the New England Patriots

Colts WR Gonzalez misses practice because of right leg injury

Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez didn't practice Sunday because of an injured right leg.

Colts coach Jim Caldwell didn't give details about the injury, which occurred during Saturday's minicamp practice at Franklin College. Gonzalez stayed on the field after hurting his leg but spent the rest of practice stretching it out.

Caldwell said Gonzalez, who is expected to replace Marvin Harrison in the lineup, could return to the field Tuesday or Wednesday when the Colts finish their scheduled offseason workouts.

Gonzalez is yet another addition to Indy's growing list of injured players.

On Sunday, the Colts announced that offensive lineman Steve Justice and wide receiver Sam Giguere are recovering from injuries, too. Justice had back surgery this past week, and Giguere has been out since breaking a bone in his leg during practice last month.

The Colts didn't say which leg Giguere hurt, but he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in August. He is competing with Pierre Garcon, Roy Hall and Austin Collie to be Indy's No. 3 receiver.

Justice is the second Colts player to undergo surgery this past week, joining kicker Adam Vinatieri, who had his right hip repaired earlier in the week. Justice is expected to return when training camp opens, and Vinatieri is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Two other offensive linemen, left tackle Tony Ugoh and guard Ryan Lilja, said they also had offseason surgery. Ugoh had arthroscopic surgery to clean out his right knee and has been practicing. For Lilja, it was the third surgery he has had for a knee injury that kept him out all of last season.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Advertising