Bostic, who underwent surgery Saturday to insert a small plate in a fractured finger, played with a club-like wrap on the afflicted hand Tuesday. While it isn't clear how long he'll need the appendage, it doesn't sound as if Bostic's practice availability is in question moving forward. However, his availability for Saturday's preseason matchup with the Cowboys is far less certain.
Bostick underwent surgery to insert a small plate in a fractured finger, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Bostic is still expected to return to practice next week. Bostic and Antonio Morrison were the leaders to win first-string inside linebacker roles, so hopefully this injury isn't a significant setback.
Bostic missed last season when he suffered a fractured left foot in training camp. He'll battle Morrison, Edwin Jackson, Sean Spence and rookie Anthony Walker for playing time in an unsettled linebacker corps.
Bostic (foot) participated in Tuesday's OTAs and got work as a starting inside linebacker, the team's official web site reports.
Bostic missed last season when he suffered a fractured left foot in training camp. It looks like he's ready to practice at full speed. He'll compete for a starting inside linebacker role this summer.
Bostic last played in a game while with the Patriots in 2015. He spent 2016 with the Lions but wound up on injured reserve prior to the start of the regular season. He'll compete for a depth linebacker and special teams role with the Colts in 2017.
|P3||8/26/17||@ PIT||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|6||10/16/17||@ TEN||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ BAL||4:30 pm|
|2015||New England Patriots||11||2||1.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||New England Patriots||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|