Colts first-rounder Malik Hooker placed on PUP list

Malik Hooker, the 15th overall pick in April’s draft by the Colts, will start training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, the team announced Tuesday.

Hooker underwent hernia surgery in the offseason, but the precautionary move made Tuesday is related to a tweaked hamstring suffered during conditioning tests Monday. An update on his condition is expected Sunday.

The defensive back from Ohio State, who intercepted seven passes last season and returned three for touchdowns, was expected to take an immediate impact on a mediocre Colts defense. Now the Colts have just two healthy safeties with both Hooker and Clayton Geathers (neck) on the PUP list.

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