Cain (knee) said Sunday that he won't rush his rehab from a torn ACL this offseason and doesn't expect to resume on-field workouts until training camp, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Considering Cain required surgery back in August to address ligament damage to his knee, it's not too surprising that he doesn't plan on participating in the Colts' OTAs in April. That said, the wideout indicated that he's pleased with how he's progressing in his recovery, suggesting he should be back to full strength in advance of the 2019 campaign. Prior to being shuttled to injured reserve, the 2018 sixth-round pick was staking a claim to a meaningful role in the Colts' receiver ranks behind top option T.Y. Hilton. If he avoids any setbacks in his recovery during camp, Cain could have some sleeper appeal heading into the upcoming season.
Cain (knee) relayed Wednesday that he's "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from surgery to repair a torn ACL, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The rookie sixth-round pick suffered the season-ending injury during an exhibition contest, resulting in his placement on injured reserve shortly thereafter. Though he won't get a chance to contribute for the Colts this season, the fact that he's progressing quicker than anticipated suggests that he might be ready to go for OTAs next spring. Even if that timeline proves too ambitious, the wideout should be running and cutting without limitations by the time training camp arrives.
It was only a matter of time before Cain would reside on IR after tearing his ACL on Thursday. With the rookie wideout out for the season, Ryan Grant and Chester Rogers likely are safe bets to serve as the Colts' Nos. 2 and 3 wide receivers, which could be lucrative on the receiving end of Andrew Luck passes.
Cain suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason game in Seattle and will miss the rest of the season, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
A sixth-round pick this year, Cain was one of the surprise standouts of training camp to date. His loss could open the door for the likes of K.J. Brent, James Wright (knee) and Reece Fountain (knee) to move of the wideout depth chart in the coming weeks.
Cain let Thursday's preseason game against Seattle with a knee injury and will not return, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Cain had one reception for four yards on two targets before departing. Cain has had a strong training camp and put himself in position to be in the mix with Chester Rogers and Ryan Grant for the No. 2 and No. 3 receiver jobs, so any injury could see him lose ground in the battle.