UPDATE: Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Daurice Fountain, who suffered what head coach Frank Reich considered a "significant ankle injury" during Thursday's final training camp practice, has been released from the hospital and will undergo surgery, Reich told Colts.com on Friday.
Reich has been in contact with the second-year wide receiver, who suffered the injury during an 11-on-11 period early in Thursday's second joint practice session with the Cleveland Browns.
"He was released from the hospital last night," Reich said. "So, yeah, really disappointing for Reece, and especially because he was having such a good camp and really progressing well. But we'll get behind Reece, and he'll have this surgery as soon as he can and then get back to recovering, and we'll support him every way we can. And I think the future's bright for Daurice, for sure."
Several Colts teammates offered words of support and encouragement for Fountain after Thursday's practice:
Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. also offered words of encouragement for Fountain on Friday:
WESTFIELD, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Daurice Fountain suffered what head coach Frank Reich said is a "significant ankle injury" during Thursday's final training camp practice at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind.
Fountain, Reich said, is being treated at a local hospital.
"(He's) gonna get the best care in the world," Reich told reporters. "We will do whatever it takes to support him, and he'll bounce back — he'll bounce back. Our thoughts and prayers are with Reece."
Fountain suffered the injury during an 11-on-11 period in Thursday's second day of joint training camp practices with the Cleveland Browns, going down near the left sideline on a toss play to that side of the field.
The second-year Northern Iowa product was putting together a strong training camp and had worked his way into the mix for a spot on the 53-man roster. He led the Colts with five receptions for 63 yards in last week's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills.
"He's had a great camp," Reich said. "He's worked extremely hard and looked extremely good.
"You never wanna lose a guy," Reich continued. "You just don't want to lose a guy, and then to an injury like this, it's just unfortunate. But, you know, we'll just support him in every way we can."