Coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that Doyle (kidney) was discharged from the hospital and is "doing well" in his recovery from surgery, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Though it wasn't announced that Doyle suffered an injury in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Dolphins, it was revealed a day later that he was hospitalized after requiring an emergency procedure to address a kidney issue. The Colts moved Doyle to injured reserve Monday, paving the way for Eric Ebron to act as the team's clear top target at tight end the rest of the season. Reich noted that Doyle is expected to make a "quick, speedy recovery" from the procedure, setting the 28-year-old up to enter the 2019 campaign at full strength. Doyle wrapped up an injury-plagued 2018 season with 26 receptions for 245 yards and two scores across six appearances.
Doyle will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a kidney injury during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Dolphins, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. Doyle was admitted to the hospital following the game to undergo an immediate procedure and is expected to be released from the hospital soon, per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis. Eric Ebron has proven more than capable of shouldering the pass-catching burden at tight end, but he's a clear downgrade from Doyle as a run blocker. The 2014 first-round pick drew 50 targets in five games when Doyle was sidelined between Weeks 3 and 7 with a hip injury. This doesn't sound like a medical issue with potential to impact Doyle's availability for the start of the 2019 campaign.
Doyle is expected to land on injured reserve after suffering an undisclosed injury during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Dolphins, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports. Doyle played a season-low 38 offensive snaps (55 percent) against Miami, hauling in each of his four targets for 16 yards and a touchdown. It's unclear if Doyle's injury is related to the hip issue that caused him to miss five consecutive games in the first half of the season. Whatever the case, Eric Ebron should now have volume consistency to go with the enormous touchdown upside he has already displayed. Coach Frank Reich is expected to provide more insight into Doyle's situation later Monday.
Doyle caught all four of his targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 38-10 win over Tennessee. After being sidelined for an extended period with a hip injury, Doyle is still easing into things with seven catches for 79 yards in his past two games after a six-catch return in Week 8. His 14 targets since his return, as compared to Eric Ebron's six, shows how he's valued in Indianapolis, but Ebron has still arguably been more valuable with three touchdowns during that span to Doyle's one. Monitor whether Ebron continues to essentially vulture touchdowns from Doyle and the rest of Indy's receivers next Sunday against a middle-of-the-pack Miami defense.
Doyle had three receptions for 36 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. After Doyle had six receptions and seven targets last week in his first game back after missing five games due to a hip injury, it looked like he would dominate the targets at tight end. His performance was underwhelming and paled in comparison to Eric Ebron's three-touchdown performance. However, it's worth noting that Ebron played just 21 snaps on offense while Doyle played 48 snaps. Ebron had a similar number of targets.
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