Colts tight ends Dallas Clark and Brody Eldridge suffered significant injuries during Sunday’s 31-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, head coach Jim Caldwell disclosed on Monday via Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.
Clark injured his lower left leg in second quarter, while Eldridge injured his hand in the first quarter.
“We’re not quite certain yet,” Caldwell said when asked if Clark’s injury was of the season-ending variety.
Coming off an injury-plagued 2010 season, and playing without Peyton Manning, Clark struggled with dropped passes early in the season. Through nine games, Clark has 28 receptions for 287 yards and two touchdowns. Primarily valued for his blocking ability, the 6-foot-5, 265-pound Eldridge has six receptions for 33 yards this season.
Jacob Tamme is now the only healthy tight end on the Colts’ roster, which could result in the promotion of Dedrick Epps and/or Mike McNeill off the practice squad.