Colts Place Safety Melvin Bullitt on Injured Reserve

Bullitt will miss the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve.

Just when it looked like the season couldn’t get any worse for the 0-3 Indianapolis Colts safety Melvin Bullitt (who missed 12 games in 2010 with a shoulder injury) has placed on season ending injured reserve after re-injuring his shoulder, the Indy Star reports.

Bullitt played in the Colts first two games of the season, at Houston and against Cleveland, but re-injured his right shoulder in the third quarter of the Browns game. The Colts safety was inactive last Sunday night when the Colts hosted the Steelers.

Bullitt is expected to undergo surgery to repair his right shoulder, which is why he will be placed on I.R. While the loss isn’t quite as big as Peyton Manning leaving, it’s definitely not something the Colts will happy about. Bullitt, when healthy, is a solid starting safety.