Bad news Eagle fans.
The beloved former BC great and current Indianapolis Colts cornerback, Jamie Silva tore his ACL Sunday night in a pre-season game against the San Fransisco 49ers.
Silva tore the ligament in the second half of the game on Sunday. He was initally helped off the field by teammates but was taken to the locker room on a golf cart soon thereafter.
Silva has appeared in 25 games for the Colts over the past two seasons. He was an undrafted free agent in 2008 and was offered a contract by the Colts after an impressive training camp.
He played a vital role in the Colt's superbowl run last season, acting as a wrecking ball of sorts on special-teams and serving as a viable second string defensive back.
Last year, Silva played in 18 games for the Colts, including both playoff games and the superbowl. Silva also put on an absolute defensive clinic against the Buffalo Bills in Week 17, recording a career-high 10 tackles and two passes defended.
It’s unfortunate that Silva would suffer the injury now, especially as one of the more experienced members of a young Colts defense, just as his playing time and responsibility on defense was set to increase this season.
The season is all but lost for Silva at this point, but with surgery and a 6-8 month recovery period Silva should be back in pads and ready to go come this time next year.