Shaquille Leonard, a top linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, won’t be available for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
Due to a concussion, Leonard missed the final two games of the campaign. He passed the required procedures and can now go back. Frank Reich, the head coach of the Colts, has chosen to hold him out once more.
Reich discussed the conversation about excluding Leonard during the news conference on Friday.
Stephen Holder, an NFL reporter for ESPN
Frank Reich: Shaquille Leonard cleared the concussion protocol, but the Colts are delaying his return until Sunday to give him “two weeks of inactivity.”
According to Reich, it shields the gamer from other players.
Regarding the long-term health of his star linebacker, Reich would want to be safe given the recent spate of head injuries that have delayed the NFL season.
This season, Shaquille Leonard has played in just one game. He made two tackles overall in his one game.
After having back surgery, Leonard missed the first five games of the season. He is one of the top linebackers in the NFL when he is healthy.
Leonard has been the captain of this Colts defence for the first four years of his career. He has accumulated 540 total tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, 20 quarterback hits, 17 forced fumbles, 30 defended passes, and 1 interception in 59 games throughout the course of his career.
The Colts defence has performed admirably while Leonard has been out. Just 20.2 points and 323.7 yards have been surrendered each game. Together, Zaire Franklin and Bobby Okereke, a linebacker tandem, have made 121 tackles in the first six games of the season.
Leonard will join a defence that is incredibly undervalued when he returns. If everything goes as planned, he will once again rank among the top defenders in the NFL.
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