Thursday night’s preseason NFL contests gave fans a look at some of the rookies who will be dominating the league for years to come. Unfortunately, there were a number of serious injuries to some of those rookies.
It came out within the last hour that Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, a second-round pick, tore his ACL and will be out for the season. Now, another rookie with some potential might be in the same boat.
Michael Lombardi is reporting that Indianapolis Colts rookie Deon Cain, out of Clemson, injured his knee and may be out for the season.
Cain was a sixth-round pick, but he showed a lot of promise in camp. He was competing to be a starting wideout for the team.
Colts WR Deon Cain suffered a knee injury in Thursday night's game against the Seahawks. Heard this might be season ending. Bad break for the Colts if what they fear becomes reality.
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) August 10, 2018
Cain had one catch in the team’s preseason game against Seattle before suffering the injury. Hopefully, Lombardi is wrong and he gets a better diagnosis than is being advertised.
In his final year at Clemson, Cain had 58 catches for 734 yards with six touchdowns. He was one of the team’s most consistent threats at wideout.
We’ll keep you updated on Cain’s status moving forward.
Update: Cain has a torn ACL and will miss his rookie season, per the Colts.
Colts HC Frank Reich: Deon Cain. Unfortunately suffered torn ACL and out for the year.
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) August 10, 2018
Unfortunate, to say the least.