General manager Chris Ballard believes Cain (knee) won't return to full strength until midway through the 2019 season, Andrew Walker of Colts.com reports. Cain also hinted at a cautious timeline back in January when he said he didn't expect to begin practicing until August. The team is hoping for some level of participation during training camp, but a Week 1 appearance may be too much to ask. The 2018 sixth-round pick made a bid for a significant role before he suffered a torn ACL on Aug. 9, and the conservative timeline nine months later suggests he suffered additional damage in his knee. The team Cain rejoins likely will have better pass-catching depth, though injuries to teammates may take a toll by the time he's actually ready to play in a game.
Cain (knee) doesn't expect to resume practicing until August, Kevin Bowen of ESPN 1070 The Fan reports. The 2018 sixth-round pick wants to be cautious with his rehab from a torn ACL suffered Aug. 9, though he may be ready for some form of football activity during spring practices. He was pushing for a key role on offense prior to the devastating injury and recently has received endorsements from Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and general manager Chris Ballard. The 22-year-old wideout stuck around the team facility throughout his rookie campaign, gaining familiarity with Frank Reich's scheme while sitting in on meetings. He'll be 13 months removed from the injury by the time Week 1 rolls around, and he could be in the mix for the No. 2 wide receiver job during training camp.
Cain (knee) said Sunday that he won't rush his rehab from a torn ACL this offseason and doesn't expect to resume on-field workouts until training camp, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Considering Cain required surgery back in August to address ligament damage to his knee, it's not too surprising that he doesn't plan on participating in OTAs in May and June. That said, the wideout indicated that he's pleased with how he's progressing in his recovery, suggesting he should be back to full strength in advance of the 2019 campaign. Prior to being shuttled to injured reserve, the 2018 sixth-round pick was staking a claim to a meaningful role in the Colts' receiver ranks behind top option T.Y. Hilton. If he avoids any setbacks in his recovery during camp, Cain could have some sleeper appeal heading into the upcoming season.
Cain (knee) relayed Wednesday that he's "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from surgery to repair a torn ACL, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports. The rookie sixth-round pick suffered the season-ending injury during the exhibition slate, resulting in his placement on injured reserve in August. Though he won't get a chance to contribute for the Colts this season, the fact that he's progressing quicker than anticipated suggests that he might be ready to go for OTAs next spring. Even if that timeline proves too ambitious, the wideout should be running and cutting without limitations by the time training camp arrives.
Cain suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason game in Seattle and will miss the rest of the season, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports. A sixth-round pick this year, Cain was one of the surprise standouts of training camp to date. His loss could open the door for the likes of K.J. Brent, James Wright (knee) and Reece Fountain (knee) to move up the wideout depth chart in the coming weeks.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|5||10/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|14||12/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|