INDIANAPOLIS -- The injuries just won't stop for the Colts in 2021, as second-year free safety Julian Blackmon suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in practice Wednesday, the team announced.
This is Blackmon's second significant injury in less than two years. He tore an ACL during the Pac-12 championship game while at Utah in 2019. Blackmon, who was selected in the third round of the 2020 draft, recovered quickly enough to play in 15 games and intercept two passes as a rookie.
Blackmon's season ends with 34 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass defended.
"It's how we respond that matters!" Blackmon tweeted. "Let's get this W this week!!"
Expect the Colts to add a safety to the active roster, because Khari Willis, George Odum and Andrew Sendejo are the only players at the position currently on the roster.