Colts GM Chris Ballard said he expects Geathers to return at some point during the 2017 campaign. However, his career looks to be at risk after he needed surgery in the offseason to address a neck injury suffered in Week 12 of last season.
Geathers is still rehabbing his neck after undergoing offseason surgery.
Geathers has been sidelined since being placed on the injured reserve following a neck injury in Week 12 of last season. Coach Chuck Pagano indicated he has "been at our facility every day during the offseason program rehabbing with our training staff." It is unclear when he will be able to transition from rehabbing to actually participating during these offseason workouts. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound safety finished the year with 59 tackles in nine games.
Geathers (neck) could get playing time as a linebacker next season, The Indianapolis Star reports.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound safety had 59 tackles (50) in only nine games last season, eventually landing on injured reserve with a concussion and a neck injury. Assuming his health checks out, Geathers could get a look at inside linebacker, which stands as one of the glaring weaknesses on Indy's roster. He'd probably only play linebacker in sub packages while staying at safety in the team's base defense, but such a role would still give him triple-digit tackle upside.
Geathers (neck) was placed on injured reserve, ESPN reports.
Geathers hasn't played since Week 10 due to a concussion and neck injury. The neck ailment sounded serious and it's likely not worth having him try to come back with Indy's playoff hopes fading sharply after Sunday's loss.
|P2||8/19/17||@ DAL||7:00 pm|
|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|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|