WESTFIELD, Ind. — 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 and was carted off the field.
Fountain, who just moments earlier had made an impressive catch along the sideline, was one of the team's top performers throughout camp and led the team in receiving in its preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills as he worked his way towards winning a spot on the Week 1 roster.
"He was released from the hospital last night," Reich said of Fountain Friday. "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: