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INDIANAPOLIS — Rookie Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. underwent surgery on Sunday night to relieve pressure in his leg related to compartment syndrome, a condition that was discovered after the game ended, coach Frank Reich said Monday. Colts' Michael Pittman Jr. has calf surgery, could return by Week 8, per report.

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This development comes after Colts head coach Frank Reich said on Monday that Pittman's lower leg injury worsened late last night and that he would miss some time, according to Joel A. Erickson of In three games, Pittman has caught a total of nine passes for 73 yards. The issue causes too much bleeding in a confined space and cuts off microcirculation as well as compresses nerves. Welcome to Colts Wire's European Union Experience. Symptoms worsened in Pittman’s leg later that night, and doctors determined he needed surgery to relieve the pressure.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman has been placed on injured reserve with a calf injury.

Since the Colts have a bye week in Week 7, Rapoport says Pittman could return to action in Week 8. “Nick’s ended up getting infected after he had surgery on it, and it made it a whole lot worse,” Reich said. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. The rookie wideout caught three of his four targets for 26 yards during the 36-7 win against the Jets.

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Michael Pittman of the Colts is going to be out for awhile, probably four to five weeks, with a leg injury. “The symptoms don’t crop up until later,” Reich said.

This is not the first injury the Colts have suffered at wideout this season, as second-year receiver Parris Campbell was placed on injured reserve last week with an MCL injury. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Pittman had compartment leg syndrome in his calf, and had surgery to correct the issue on Sunday night. The rookie felt good enough to get back in the game, and finished it well.

It isn’t clear how severe the ankle injury is to the rookie wideout. Indianapolis offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni suffered the same injury and dealt with complications after undergoing surgery. Indianapolis Colts News. By: Kevin Hickey.

Campbell is going to have surgery on his knee "soon," according to the Colts.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. suffered a scary injury during Indy's Week 3 win over the New York Jets, and it will cause him to miss several weeks. Pittman initially suffered an injury to his right leg in the first half and left the field with trainers, then returned in the second half and ultimately played 35 snaps, making three catches, including two after the injury. Indianapolis rookie Michael Pittman Jr. developed compartment leg syndrome in his calf after their game Sunday and had surgery last night, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweets. Luckily it looks like it was caught early, as this can be quite serious.

We know that Sam Darnold is immersed in one of the worst situations in the NFL for any quarterback with the Jets and Adam Gase. The hits just keep coming in one form or another.

Pittman was selected by the Colts with the No. “We’re not comfortable giving any time frame yet,” Reich said.

He called the trainer, the trainers called the doctors, they met right away and got him over there and met with him, and determined they had to relieve the pressure.”. Pittman’s injury is rare and can be serious.

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A league source told IndyStar that Pittman expects to return for a Nov. 1 game against Detroit, but Colts head coach Frank Reich on Monday would not commit to a timetable for the rookie’s return. © 2020 3 targets at the wide receiver position after T.Y.

Colts fans have been dealt so many significant injury blows through the early portion of the 2020 season that it’s beginning to feel like the new normal.

Anthony Castonzo (ribs) ruled out for Week 5 … The loss of Pittman, who has nine catches for 73 yards after the first three games, is another blow to a Colts offense that has already been reeling from injuries at the skill positions, and thins out a wide receiver position already missing Parris Campbell, who is out indefinitely as he recovers from an injury to the PCL and MCL in his left knee. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. “Later last night, the symptoms started cropping up in a more severe nature. Rasheem Green of the Seahawks has been placed on injured reserve.

Pittman has played through pain before, bouncing back from a toe injury to make four catches against the Vikings in the second week of the season, and has made it clear he hates missing time. “We’re not going to officially rule him out for the year,” Reich said. “I don’t know many more of the details about the surgery, other than that I know it went well,” Reich said. Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. suffered a scary injury during Indy's Week 3 win over the New York Jets, and it will cause him to miss several weeks. Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. suffered an ankle injury during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets and is questionable to return. The injury bug struck yet again in Sunday’s Jets-Colts game.

Campbell and Pittman were expected to be the Colts’ No. With those two out of action, Indianapolis will likely lean on Zach Pascal, Daurice Fountain and potentially fellow rookie Dezmon Patmon, who is on the 53-man roster but has not been active the first three weeks. Dr. David J. Chao, who spent over a decade in the league as a head team doctor, says that compartment syndrome is one of the "true medical emergencies."

Sep 9, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) in the second quarter against Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Dr. Chao says Pittman could miss about six weeks if the issue was caught early.

This time it was Colts rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who suffered a pretty scary leg injury.

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Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. “I know we’re very optimistic about him healing and getting back before too long, but the exact timetable, I’m just not ready to put a number of weeks on it yet.”. He broke out in a big way during his senior season at USC, as he caught 101 passes for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns in 13 games.