Adam Schefter breaks down Quenton's foot injury, which will keep him out of action for five to 12 weeks. (1:24).
WESTFIELD (Ind.) Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts All Pro guard, said Quenton Nelson, quarterback Carson Wentz's foot injury. He will miss five to twelve weeks.
On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. David Porter will perform surgery on Nelson in Indianapolis. Porter operated on Wentz's left leg on Monday.
Reich stated that Carson's injury was an old one (high school football), but Q's injury was new. Q's was a development anomaly. It was something he was born with. Although they got there in different ways, it was essentially the same. You can't make this up, right?
Nelson sustained the injury to his right foot Monday during practice. He briefly left practice, but returned later. Reich watched Monday's practice multiple times, but could not see Nelson being injured. Nelson sat in practice Tuesday with a boot on the right foot.
Reich stated that the recovery times for Nelson and Wentz can vary due to players recovering at different rates. Once the rehabilitation begins, the team will be able to better understand their return. The two weeks following surgery will consist mainly of rest.
The Colts' five first games of the regular season will be against teams such as the Seahawks Rams, Titans Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins, and Ravens. They went a combined 54-25 last season with four of them reaching the playoffs.
The Colts are facing additional offensive line problems due to Nelson's departure. An elbow injury has left them without Pro Bowl center Ryan Kelly. Eric Fisher, left tackle, is still recovering from an Achilles injury. Darius Leonard, linebacker (ankle), and Xavier Rhodes, cornerback (COVID), are both out.
Nelson was the Colts' sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft. He has played left guard in all 48 regular season games. In all three seasons, he was voted All-Pro -- the first offensive lineman to do so and the fifth player since 1970's merger. Other recipients were Keith Jackson, Barry Sanders, Lawrence Taylor, Earl Campbell, and Lawrence Taylor.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Nelson's pass-block win rate was 95.5%, which was the third highest among all NFL guards.
In Nelson's absence, Chris Reed was the left guard.
Reich stated, "This is an excellent opportunity for our guys and for us to build depth in our team."