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Top Darius Leonard News

  • Colts' Darius Leonard: No timeline to return

    Leonard (back) still doesn't have a timeline to return to action, but the Colts expect him to be available this season, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

    Wolfe added the caveat "some point" in his report, indicating Leonard's absence may extend past Week 1. Leonard has had back-to-back rough years on the health front, undergoing a small procedure on his ankle in July 2021 before having surgery to repair two discs in his back this June. The latter was performed because it was causing discomfort down his leg. Leonard remains on the active/PUP list, meaning he can practice and play in the preseason at any point. Whenever he's healthy and available to the Colts defense, he's a stud IDP, averaging 157.7 tackles per 17 games played in his four-year career.

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  • Colts' Darius Leonard: Remains without timetable

    Leonard (back), who remains without a timetable for his return, revealed he underwent surgery in June to repair two discs in his back that were causing pain down his leg, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

    Leonard was placed on the preseason PUP list at the start of training camp. We now know more details about his surgery, and while it remains to be seen if he'll be able to return by the beginning of the regular season, the Colts have maintained he'll be ready for Week 1. Leonard had also been rehabbing an ankle issue after undergoing a procedure earlier in the offseason, missing OTAs and the Colts' mandatory minicamp.

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  • Colts' Darius Leonard: Placed on PUP list

    Leonard (back) was placed on the active/PUP list Sunday. The Colts have not established a timeline for when he may return, but head coach Frank Reich said in June that he's expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, Stephen Holder of ESPN.com reports.

    Leonard's placement on the preseason PUP list doesn't give much info on his status, as he already was expected to miss much of training camp. However, there doesn't appear to be any increased optimism about his recovery timetable. While Reich was optimistic in June, there wasn't a lot of detail given about Leonard's injury, which makes his status murky for the regular season. Leonard underwent back surgery in June that is believed to help address lower-leg issues. He already had been rehabbing an ankle issue after undergoing a procedure earlier in the offseason, missing OTAs and the Colts' mandatory minicamp.

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  • Colts' Darius Leonard: Set for back surgery

    Leonard will undergo a procedure for a back injury and will miss part of training camp, according to head coach Frank Reich, reports George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin.

    Leonard has been rehabbing his ankle after undergoing surgery in the offseason, missing OTAs and the Colts' mandatory minicamp. Head coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that he won't need a second ankle operation, but he will unfortunately have to have a procedure on his back. Reich said he is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, but it's not clear the exact injury or procedure Leonard is undergoing.

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  • Colts' Darius Leonard: Set to undergo back surgery

    Leonard (ankle/back) is expected to undergo back surgery and miss a portion of next month's training camp, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

    Leonard has been rehabbing his ankle after undergoing surgery in the offseason, missing OTAs and the Colts' mandatory minicamp. Head coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that he won't need a second ankle operation, but he will unfortunately have to have a procedure on his back. The surgery will cause him to be out for the foreseeable future and he'll likely miss a chunk of training camp.

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  • Colts' Darius Leonard: Still resting ankle

    Leonard (ankle) is not present for Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

    Leonard remains out as he is resting his ankle for precautionary reasons as the team is protecting its star linebacker. There is no concern on his availability for the 2022 season and he may have his eyes set on a return for next month's training camp.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Mullins, SC
Age: 27
School: SC State
Experience: 5