Doyle, who underwent season-ending surgery in November to address a lacerated kidney, admitted Sunday that he could require another procedure during the offseason to address a hip/lower-back injury, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Doyle first developed the hip issue Week 2 and missed more than a month before returning to game action Week 8 in Oakland. He would go on to play four consecutive contests before being shut down for good when he required the emergency surgery for his kidney. While Doyle noted that none of his health issues are considered career-threatening, he's still continuing to recover from the November surgery and could get his hip fixed while he's on the mend. For what it's worth, Doyle said he expects to be ready to go for OTAs in May, but that's far from a certain thing at this juncture.
Though it wasn't announced that Doyle suffered an injury in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Dolphins, it was revealed a day later that he was hospitalized after requiring an emergency procedure to address the kidney concern. The Colts consequently moved Doyle to injured reserve, paving the way for Eric Ebron to act as the team's clear top target at tight end the rest of the season. Reich noted that Doyle is expected to make a "quick, speedy recovery" from the procedure, setting the 28-year-old up to enter the 2019 campaign at full strength. Doyle wrapped up an injury-plagued 2018 season with 26 receptions for 245 yards and two scores across six appearances.
Doyle will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a kidney injury during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Dolphins, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Doyle was admitted to the hospital following the game to undergo an immediate procedure and is expected to be released from the hospital soon, per Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis. Eric Ebron has proven more than capable of shouldering the pass-catching burden at tight end, but he's a clear downgrade from Doyle as a run blocker. The 2014 first-round pick drew 50 targets in five games when Doyle was sidelined between Weeks 3 and 7 with a hip injury. This doesn't sound like a medical issue with potential to impact Doyle's availability for the start of the 2019 campaign.
Doyle is expected to land on injured reserve after suffering an undisclosed injury during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Dolphins, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Doyle logged a season-low 38 snaps (55 percent) against Miami, hauling in each of his four targets for 16 yards and a touchdown. It's unclear if this is related to the hip injury that caused him to miss five consecutive games Weeks 3-7. Whatever the case, Eric Ebron should now have volume consistency to go with the enormous touchdown upside he's already displayed. Coach Frank Reich is expected to provide an update Monday afternoon/evening.
Doyle caught all four of his targets for 16 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Dolphins.
Doyle's long gain went for just seven yards, but he salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with a one-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Eric Ebron enjoyed more targets and receiving yardage, adding a pair of touchdown grabs of his own. While still involved in the passing attack, Doyle has taken a backseat to Ebron and and T.Y. Hilton, who continue to thrive alongside Andrew Luck. He'll hope to make a bigger impact next Sunday against the Jaguars.
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