According to Jordan Schultz of The Score, the rookie running back reportedly suffered a torn meniscus during his NFL debut in the regular-season opener.
The Colts put Hull on the injured reserve list after the Week 1 loss.
Source: #Colts rookie RB Evan Hull, who was placed on IR, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn meniscus.
Indy was impressed with Hull when he was on the field, and has high hopes for him in the future. pic.twitter.com/sydF6keCKu
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 21, 2023
This report does contradict what head coach Shane Steichen said last week when asked if Hull was expected to return this season.
“At some point, yes,” Steichen told reporters in regards to the expectation of Hull returning.
It’s possible the Colts received new information about the injury over the course of the last week and as we know in the NFL, nothing is set in stone.
The Colts are still without star Jonathan Taylor, who is eligible to return from the PUP list following the Week 4 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Whether the contract dispute will be ongoing is an entirely different conversation and one that doesn’t have a clear answer at this point.
If Hull truly is done for the season as the report suggests, he will be the fourth 2023 draft pick to suffer a season-ending injury. Fifth-round safety Daniel Scott (ACL), seventh-round offensive tackle Jake Witt (hip) and sixth-round defensive end Titus Leo (knee) are the other three draft picks who suffered season-ending injuries.