Colts center Ryan Kelly will need foot surgery, Colts coach Chuck Pagano announced Thursday after the team's final practice of training camp.
Kelly is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
This loss should not be underestimated for a Colts offense that already struggled pass protecting for its quarterback in the past few seasons, and Kelly was a player who actually did not allow a single sack in 2016. If Andrew Luck misses games, that combined with not having Kelly could prove disastrous for the entire offense. Even when Luck comes back, constant inside pressure is what eventually led to his 2015 injuries.