Colts rookie Kwity Paye arrived in Indianapolis with the hope of being a force along the defensive line. It appears though that the cultivating of that potential might be temporarily put on hold.

The Michigan product sustained an ankle injury on Aug. 11 during practice.

We’ll have to find out the extent of the injury but this is unfortunate luck for the first round pick. Paye was selected with the 21st overall pick in 2021.

Paye was making an excellent first impression prior to the injury.

“Man he looks good…He looks fast, really taking the coaching well, relentless effort, really a lot of talent, but really a smart player…” Colts coach Frank Reich said via Fan Nation. “You can see him translating the things that we’re coaching and teaching, you can see him translating those to his pass rush and you always saw the natural power, but today I saw speed.”

Paye was a back-to-back second-team All-B1G selection in 2019 and 2020 while at Michigan. Paye amassed 97 tackles, 11.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in his 28 games played for the Wolverines.