INDIANAPOLIS – In the last 24 hours, the Colts have lost half of their starting secondary for the rest of the season.
On Tuesday, the Colts placed cornerback Patrick Robinson (groin) on injured reserve.
The veteran cornerback joins safety Clayton Geathers (neck) on IR. Jack Mewhort (knee) and Curt Maggitt (knee) were also placed on IR on Monday.
Robinson's first year in Indianapolis did not go according to plan.
Playing in seven games (six starts) this year, Robinson was not the stable No. 2 cornerback presence that he was expected to be when he signed with Indianapolis during free agency.
It was a healthy offseason program for Robinson before the injuries began at Training Camp.
A second-quarter concussion in Week One of the regular season kept Robinson off the field until the team's Week Four game in London.
Robinson then played in five of the team's next six games, before a groin injury sidelined him in the Colts' first game back from their bye week.
He returned on Thanksgiving to play in every snap versus the Steelers.
That would be the final game action of Robinson's season.
A groin injury popped up again after the Steelers game and Robinson had a setback from that while trying to practice last Thursday.
The seven-year vet still has two years remaining on the contract he signed with the Colts back in March. Robinson is a 2010 first-round pick out of Florida State.
With Robinson's season now officially over, Rashaan Melvin will continue to start opposite Vontae Davis.