Over the last few weeks, former Colts safety Idrees Bashir has been trying to bounce back from injury in Carolina. But today, Panthers Head Coach John Fox announced that the special teams player and reserve safety was being placed on injured reserve.
Bashir was put on the inactives list for the Panthers' game in week 11 with a thigh/hamstring injury, which he then made worse by playing in week 12. He was inactive again for week 13, but then started practicing again last Thursday. He saw some limited action on Sunday, but Fox apparently felt Bashir still wasn't ready for full game action after all.
"It (the hamstring) probably would require two to three weeks to get ready," Fox said.
Bashir spent four years with the Colts prior to signing with Carolina this year. In 11 games this season, he was credited with just two tackles.
South Carolina's The State recently ran a nice article on Bashir called Confessions of a Could-Be Colt" where he was asked about his time in Indianapolis and whether he regretted not being part of the Colts' undefeated run this year.
"The chance to be part of an (undefeated) season, you might miss that a little bit," Bashir said. "But we're not that far behind down here. We have a good chance of seeing (the Colts) in the big game if everything goes well."
Unfortunately for Bashir -- who was very complimentary of his old team in the article -- even if that scenario does play out, he'll now miss that reunion. With this latest twist in his career, he has to start focusing on getting in shape for the 2006 season instead.
Former Colt Placed On IR
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