It is starting to sound more and more like Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez simply is going to be ‘one of those players’ that is going to struggle in his NFL career staying on the field due to health reasons.
The latest from the Indy Star is that Gonzalez suffered another injury this past week at Colts OTA’s, one that didn’t have anything to do with the injury that caused him to miss almost the entire 2009 season.
The Indianapolis Colts had a pretty good season last year, by any estimation (though perhaps it would have been better without that last interception — not to nitpick or anything). But it’s important to remember that Payton Manning and company were without one of their key offensive weapons for the entire season. Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss virtually the entire season. Gonzalez was back on the field for OTAs last week, but sat out the final days with an apparent injury. Coach Jim Caldwell said the new injury was unrelated to last season’s and that Gonzalez would be ready to fully participate in training camp.
With Reggie Wayne not happy with his deal, the Colts are counting on Gonzalez to come back and have a solid season for the club. This clearly is not the type of start he nor the team wanted.