A fractured scapula will force Moncrief out of action four-to-six weeks.
Coach Chuck Pagano noted Wednesday that Moncrief will treat the injury with rest, rather than surgery. With the wideout thus slated to miss time, Phillip Dorsett's fantasy value gets a bump, as he and T.Y. Hilton are now in line to head a wideout corps that also includes Chester Rogers, Quan Bray and Devin Street as depth options.
With the ailment pinned down to Moncrief's shoulder, the Colts are merely attempting to determine his recovery timetable, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. There's no telling when an official prognosis will be released, but Moncrief is poised to yield the No. 2 spot on the wide receiver depth chart to Phillip Dorsett for the time being.
Moncrief will undergo an MRI for a shoulder injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Moncrief left Sunday's loss to Denver in the first quarter after suffering an injury that has been described in different reports as to his head, shoulder or neck. We'll likely get some clarity after he undergoes the MRI.
An injury to the neck is never a good sign and the fact that Moncrief was held out for the remainder of the game should raise concerns as to his Week 3 availability. Moncrief was coming off of a six-catch performance against Detroit, during which he scored just his second touchdown since Week 7 of last season. Moncrief started last season with five scores in his first seven games.
Moncrief caught 6-of-7 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 39-35 loss to Detroit.
Moncrief scored the Colts' first touchdown of the season, grabbing a short pass from Andrew Luck right before halftime. He wasn't targeted much in the second half though, as Luck started going downfield to speedsters T.Y. Hilton and Phillip Dorsett. Moncrief nearly scored a second touchdown late in the game, but was tripped up as he spun away from the defender near the end zone. The entire Indianapolis offense might find things more difficult next week at Denver.
|4||10/2/16||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|6||10/16/16||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/5/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|