Report: Colts rookie DL Lewis (foot) to miss 9 weeks

Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis, shown here in a July 2017 file photo, could be sidelined for a long time with a foot injury.Photo Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Colts rookie defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis out nine weeks with a foot injury.

Indianapolis Colts rookie defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis is expected to miss nine weeks with a foot injury, according to a report Thursday.

The Indianapolis Stars Zak Keefer reported the length of time that Lewis is expected to miss due to injury. Lewis was selected by the Colts with a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Colts coach Frank Reich didnt put a timetable on Lewis return on Monday.

No surgery, just hasnt been coming along as fast as we wouldve liked, Reich said, via Colts Wire. No, we are hopeful we will have him. Were hopeful we will have him.

Lewis, who 6-foot-3 and 269 pounds, is listed behind Denico Autry as one of the two utility tackles on the defensive line. Hassan Ridgeway and Brandon Banks are also competing for the spot.

The 23-year-old Lewis could be placed on injured reserve prior to the team cutting its roster to 53 players on Saturday. He hasnt played in any of Indianapolis three preseason games due to injury.

The Colts traded up to take Lewis after he recorded 36.5 tackles for loss and 23.5 sacks over his career at Ohio State.

Indianapolis kicks off the 2018 regular season on Sept. 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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