Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Daurice Fountain has carted off the practice field Thursday after reportedly sustaining a dislocated and fractured left ankle. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that Fountain "likely have surgery right away" and called it a "bad situation for a good, young player."
Fountain sustained the injury in a non-contact moment during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns. His leg was immobilized, and Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters that the injury was "significant." "He's at the hospital," Reich said. "Gonna get the best care in the world. We're gonna do whatever it takes to support him, and he's gonna bounce back. He's had a great camp, he's worked extremely hard and looked extremely good."
Fountain, 23, was a 2018 fifth-round pick out of Northern Iowa but appeared in just one game with no catches, spending most of last season on the practice squad. He was showing signs of development in camp, catching a team-high five passes for 63 yards in the preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills. He was competing for the final two or three roster spots at wide receiver.
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