Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez was gone, and largely forgotten, last season due to a season-ending knee injury in Week 1. He’s still working through injuries to get back on the field.
Gonzalez suffered a minor hamstring injury recently — unrelated to the previous knee injury (as reported by Jason La Canfora) — that kept him out of recent OTA sessions and a three-day minicamp. The injury hasn’t been characterized as serious, and Colts coach Jim Caldwell told Indianapolis Star blogger Mike Chappell that Gonzalez would be back for training camp.
Gonzalez, a first-round pick in 2007 who emerged for the Colts in 2008 and entered 2009 as the starter opposite Reggie Wayne, was successfully replaced last season by the production from the tandem of Pierre Garcon and rookie Austin Collie, who combined for 107 receptions, 1,441 yards and 11 TDs.
One of the more interesting questions for the Colts this offseason is how, and where, Gonzalez fits into the latest version of the offense with Wayne, Garcon, Collie and TE Dallas Clark. Colts.com took a look recently at how Gonzalez has a lot to prove.