RB Ware vows to play in '19 despite injury

Running back Spencer Ware vowed Saturday to play in the 2019 season, despite a report he will have ankle surgery.

The Indianapolis Colts placed him on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the surgery. He added Ware would be sidelined five to six weeks.

The Colts and Ware are expected to reach an injury settlement.

"I am NOT done for season! When things happen you have to adjust and treat accordingly," Ware tweeted. "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."

Ware, a 27-year-old LSU product, was a sixth-round draft pick by Seattle in 2013 but played three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs before signing a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Colts in April.

His best year was 2016, when he gained 1,368 yards from scrimmage and scored five touchdowns. He missed the 2017 season with a torn PCL and LCL in his right knee, suffered in a preseason game.

--Field Level Media