GM Ryan Grigson said knee and shoulder injuries slowed OLB Bjoern Werner down late in the year.
Speaking Monday, coach Chuck Pagano said OLB Bjoern Werner was inactive for the AFC Championship Game because the Colts needed an extra cornerback.
Colts OLB Bjoern Werner is a healthy scratch for the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.
Bjoern Werner is expected to start at outside linebacker while Robert Mathis serves a four-game suspension.
The Colts want OLB Bjoern Werner to get stronger.
Bjoern Werner will start in place of Erik Walden in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Colts OLB Bjoern Werner is out 4-6 weeks with a torn plantar fascia.
The Colts are calling OLB Bjoern Werner's Week 4 right foot injury a sprain.
Colts OLB Bjoern Werner suffered a first-quarter right foot injury in Week 4 against the Jaguars and is doubtful to return.
Sports Illustrated's Greg Bedard doesn't think the Colts "are going to get the impact they hoped for from first-round pick Bjoern Werner this season."
Colts first-round pick Bjoern Werner is expected to open the season behind Robert Mathis at "rush" outside linebacker.
Colts first-round OLB Bjoern Werner has spent most of camp as a backup.
Colts agreed to terms with No. 24 overall pick OLB Bjoern Werner on a four-year, $7.89 million contract.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano says first-rounder Bjoern Werner has looked like a "natural" outside linebacker this offseason.