According to The Herald Bulletin’s George Bremer, Indianapolis Colts top rookie wideout Alec Pierce was forced to leave the field early today during the team’s first rookie minicamp practice — but the concern level is low because it may be strictly due to dehydration:
WR Alec Pierce left the field before the first rookie camp practice ended today. Frank Reich said the concern level is low. Believes it might be related to dehydration. #Colts
– George Bremer (@gmbremer) May 13, 2022
Obviously, this was the first scheduled team activity for Pierce, and temperatures in the Indianapolis area outside reached the mid-eighties during the late afternoon — in what was a pretty hot spring day for mid-May.
It doesn’t appear that there’s much to worry about right now, as perhaps Pierce was going too hard or maybe he just wasn’t quite in in-game shape quite yet or had enough fluids.
Either way, it’s good that the crisis was avoided for the Colts, and it’s nothing serious for Pierce.