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Rock Ya-Sin unexpected inactive after last minute illness

The Colts are without one of their starting cornerbacks after a last minute illness.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin looks on during training camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Complex. Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE 12:24 p.m.: The Colts released a statement that Ya-Sin is dealing with a stomach illness and is being evaluated at a local hospital.

The Indianapolis Colts announced their inactives on Sunday for Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings, and they had a surprising addition. Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin was deactivated due to an illness, a week removed from playing 92 percent of defensive snaps against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ya-Sin was not listed on the injury report this week, which means this would have come up late in the week. He started feeling sick “a short period ago,” according to reporter Mike Wells. Ya-Sin is one of the team’s two starting cornerbacks, which could mean more playing time for T.J. Carrie, Kenny Moore, and Isaiah Rodgers.

The NFL had no positive Covid-19 tests heading into game day, which indicates Ya-Sin tested negative. The illness does not mean Ya-Sin has have the coronavirus, but the Colts are clearly being cautious with this to prevent any potential outbreak. We’ll likely hear more from Colts head coach Frank Reich following the game.