Colts TEs Clark, Eldridge suffer 'significant injuries'

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The winless Colts could be in more trouble with news that TEs Dallas Clark and Brody Eldridge both are expected to miss several weeks because of "significant injuries," according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Clark suffered a lower leg injury in the Week Nine loss to the Falcons. He attempted to make a sliding catch in the second quarter but was banged up on the play, forcing him to leave the game. Eldridge was hurt in the first quarter and needed X-rays on his hand.

Caldwell told reporters that the team would need to sign a tight end, as the only healthy player on the roster is Jacob Tamme. The head coach added that he wasn't certain if the injury to Clark would be a season-ending one.

The way we see it

Clark has had a quiet season without QB Peyton Manning at the helm, but this certainly won't help Indianapolis' 28th-ranked passing offense. For Eldridge, injuries continue to hamper his development now halfway through his second season in the league.

Tamme, a real bright spot last season, has been a nonfactor this season but will have an opportunity to spark the Colts' bumbling offense.