After spraining ligaments in his right knee during a season-opening 14-12 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez is now nearly ready to put on his Colts jersey and make a return during season.
Gonzalez caught 57 passes for 664 yards last season, and he was primed to take over the No. 2 receiving spot after Marvin Harrison was released in the offseason. But unfortunately the non-contact injury derailed those plans. The good news came on Thursday when Coach Jim Caldwell said that Gonzalez could practice this week.
“It’s kind of a day to day thing,” Caldwell said. “He’s been feeling really good. He has not obviously practiced to this point, but we do feel that he’s going to start shortly. When that is, I’m not certain.”
Other Colts player who are expected to return include safety Bob Sanders, who missed all of training camp, preseason and the first month of the regular season after surgery on his right knee, starting cornerback Kelvin Hayden, who missed the last three games with a left hamstring injury, and left tackle Charlie Johnson, who who sat out the Tennessee game with a left knee injury. All the three are expected to play this Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.