Indianapolis Indiana. The Indianapolis Colts received some bad news on Monday. Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis, 33, who was currently serving a four game suspension from the National Football League for violating their drug abuse policy will not be able to play football for the entire 2014 football season due to an injury to his Achilles heel.
Mathis was in his residence in Atlanta Georgia working out to stay in football shape to rejoin the Colts in week five on the National Football League schedule. But since he has an injury to his Achilles heel that happened on Saturday, those plans to return to earn an living playing football for the Colts this football season have are out the window.
The Colts (0-1) lost their first regular season football game to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night in a game played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High 31-24.
The silver lining in this dark cloud is that the Colts will probably look for a replacement for Mathis via the free agent market or trade route. Since the National Football League regular season schedule this year will be sixteen games for all of the teams in the league, the Colts will have fifteen games to play so they can improve their chances of making the postseason.
The remaining players of the Colts defensive team will have to improve their performance since Mathis will not be playing for the team for the remainder of the 2014 football season.
The Colts (0-1) will be hosting the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) next Sunday night in Indianapolis.
News sources: USA Today Sports, NBC Sports and The Indianapolis Star