Spencer Ware says he is not done for the season.
The veteran running back said as much on Twitter over the weekend.
Ware is dealing with an ankle injury and will have to undergo surgery, which has a five- to six-week recovery period, according to a report from NFL Network. This resulted in the Colts placing Ware on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which means he is not eligible to play for the Colts for the rest of the season.
But Ware sees this as a “minor” setback.
“I am NOT done for season! When things happen you have to adjust and treat accordingly,” Ware wrote. “I’m going to play THIS YEAR, so there are things that need to be done before that happens that’ll put me in the best case scenario. MINOR, MINOR, MINOR setback because of timing.”
I am NOT done for season! When things happen you have to adjust and treat accordingly.I’m going to play THIS YEAR,so there are things that need to be done before that happens that’ll put me in the best case scenario.MINOR,MINOR, MINOR setback because of timing. #GODsPLAN #YESLAWD
— Spencer Ware (@spenceware11) August 3, 2019
The same NFL Network report noted that if Ware were to reach an injury settlement with Indianapolis, he could play again, which has been Ware’s plan.
Update: Spencer Ware is having ankle surgery, which has a 5-6 week recovery. With an injury settlement, he could play again this season for someone and he plans on it. The knee, by the way, is fine. https://t.co/0ryMUMnUZX
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 3, 2019
Ware had 51 carries for 246 yards and 20 catches for 224 yards for the Chiefs last season.
He played for Kansas City during the 2015 and 2016 seasons and had to sit out the 2017 season after he suffered a torn PCL and additional knee damage in a preseason game.
Ware also had a short stint in Seattle after the Seahawks selected him in the sixth round of the 2013 draft.
He signed with the Colts as a free agent in April.