ANDERSON – The worries over the Colts’ newest receiver was put to rest in front of a full house at Anderson University.
Just two days after spraining his left knee during the team’s afternoon practice, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey made his way back to the field and participated in parts of the Colts’ first and only night practice of training camp.
“We talked about, after the MRI coming back negative, that it wasn’t anything serious. He came out, warmed up, put him through individual, and then basically routes versus air, and then pulled him back,” said head coach Chuck Pagano of Heyward-Bey. “We didn’t want to do too much today. Tomorrow’s a day off. He’ll get treatment at least probably three or four times tomorrow and then come back and probably get a little bit more on Thursday.”
Heyward-Bey is expected to compete for significant playing time this season after being signed this offseason after four seasons with the Raiders, who drafted him seventh-overall in 2009.
One person who didn’t practice was safety LaRon Landry, who was held out with a slight knee injury.
” Again, nothing major, we just wanted to hold him and not push him,” said Pagano of Landry. “Again, he’s got tomorrow off. He’ll get treatment all day and anticipate that he’ll probably be back out here on Thursday ready to go.”