Simon's neck injury is not considered serious, but he won't play in Thursday's preseason finale in Cincinnati, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Simon left Saturday's game with a sore neck, but it sounds like the Colts were playing it safe. The injury may be a worry, however, considering Simon missed the final seven games of the 2017 season with a neck injury.
Simon (undisclosed) made one tackle, one sack and two quarterback hits during Monday's preseason game against the Ravens.
Simon is battling Jabaal Sheard, who has the edge in the pass-rushing department, for snaps at defensive end. However, Simon showed he can get to the quarterback, so he'll earn additional snaps if that can translate to the regular season.
Simon had 1.5 sacks and three tackles in Thursday's preseason win at Seattle.
Simon had been bothered by a groin injury in training camp, but it doesn't look like a serious problem. Previously a linebacker, Simon was moved to a 4-3 defensive end position and his roster spot was believed to be in jeopardy, but his play Thursday made it seem as if he could earn a significant role again.
There weren't any more specifics reported regarding Simon's injury, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of concern from the team. Simon is expected to be fighting for one of the final spots on the Colts' roster during training camp, so he will want to get healthy and back on the field as soon as possible.
|3||9/23/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|5||10/4/18||@ NE||8:20 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|13||12/2/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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