Colts HC: Julian Blackmon ‘Looks Really Good’ Amid Injury Rehab
SALT LAKE CITY – Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said that former Utah Utes defensive back Julian Blackmon “looks really good” as he continues to recover from an injury.
Reich spoke with the media after the Colts’ OTA practice on Wednesday, May 25.
Blackmon suffered a season-ending Achilles injury during practice in October 2021.
Although he wasn’t ready to say when Blackmon would be available, Reich was optimistic based on the safety’s injury rehabilitation.
Frank Reich on @Colts safety Julian Blackmon, working his way back from an Achilles' injury: "He looks really good."
Not ready to put a date on when he'll be ready to be back, but is optimistic he's doing well.
— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) May 25, 2022
The Colts finished the 2021 season with a 9-8 record and narrowly missed the postseason.
Indianapolis will open its 2022 schedule on the road against the Houston Texans on Sunday, September 11.
About Julian Blackmon
Prior to his time in the NFL, the Layton, Utah native was a standout player at the University of Utah. Blackmon played for the Utes from 2016-19.
After his time in college, Blackmon was selected by the Colts with the 85th overall pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Blackmon played six games for the Colts in 2021 before his second season in the league was ended by an Achilles injury.
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) November 13, 2020
During his first two seasons in Indianapolis, the safety recorded 76 total tackles, 62 solo tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, and seven passes defended in 21 games.
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