Alabama in the NFL: Colts C Ryan Kelly to Miss Time with Hyperextended Elbow

The former member of the Crimson Tide is expected to miss at least two weeks of Colts training camp.
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Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly is expected to miss at least two weeks after being sidelined with a hyperextended elbow on day three of the team's training camp preparation, per Quad-City Times.

The sixth-year offensive lineman out of Alabama will be sidelined along with projected Colts starting quarterback Carson Wentz, who joined Indianapolis in the offseason.

Kelly, the 18th overall selection of the 2016 NFL Draft, has appeared in all 16 of the team's regular season games in two of his five seasons thus far in the NFL (2016, 2019). 

He started 15 games last season, and he was also named to the NFL Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons. His last injury in training camp was in preparation for the 2017 season, his second in the NFL, and it required foot surgery. 

While at Alabama, Kelly won the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation's top center, during the 2015 season. Soon after, he was part of the national championship-winning Crimson Tide team that season, his senior year and fifth year overall at the Capstone.

He was also named a team captain of Alabama and earned first team All-SEC honors, as part of the program's 16th national title overall.

A three-year starter of Crimson Tide offensive line, Kelly was "definitely the brick" of the unit, according to former Alabama running back Kenyon Drake in the lead up to the 2015 season.

The Colts have not specified an expected timetable for Kelly's return beyond the injury being 'a couple of weeks' of sitting out of the team's training camp sessions.