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The Indianapolis Colts saw two important offensive players go down with the exact same foot injury in the span of a week. Quarterback Carson Wentz and All-Pro offensive guard Quenton Nelson both had surgery this week to correct the issue, and both were given a recovery timeline of five to 12 weeks. The latter has not missed a game in his three NFL seasons, however, and he doesn't plan for that to change.

On Tuesday night, Nelson took to Instagram to announce that this was his third surgery of the offseason and that there's no time for pity. He also said that he's going to do everything he can to be ready to suit up in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.

"3rd surgery of the offseason in the books, no time for pity. F — k that. Truth is, I'm thankful, thankful the early part of the time table says 5 weeks. That gives me 5 weeks to do everything I can physically and mentally to be ready to go Week 1 to smash these goals."

Nelson being ready for the season opener is technically possible. If he had surgery this week, then he could be cleared sometime during game week before Sept. 12 -- which is five weeks from now. It may be a lofty goal, but Nelson is the kind of player who can pull it off.

Nelson was drafted by the Colts with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. He was named a Pro Bowler and a first-team All-Pro in his rookie season, and earned those honors again in his second and third seasons. According to Pro Football Focus, Nelson has allowed just three sacks on 1,946 pass-blocking snaps. He also has the highest PFF Grade (90.8) since entering the league. While the quarterback position is the one everyone is focused on with the Colts moving forward, Nelson being ready for Week 1 would be huge.