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Kain Colter injures ankle at Senior Bowl practice — source

Northwestern quarterback KaColter (2) looks pass during first half an NCAA college football game against IowEvanstIll. Saturday Oct. 27 2012.

Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (2) looks to a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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MOBILE, Ala. — A day after Northwestern’s Kain Colter drew some oohs and ahhs from those in the stands at Ladd-Peebles Stadium for Senior Bowl practice, including some NFL folks, a source confirmed Thursday that the quarterback-turned-receiver has an ankle injury and will miss eight to 12 weeks.

Colter participated in the first three days of practice at the Senior Bowl and even spoke to the media on Wednesday after making a highlight-reel, diving catch.

The first three days are typically the most important with NFL scouts, general managers, coaches and executives in attendance. It’s thought that Colter was playing through the same ankle injury that hindered him during the 2013 season.

Colter was the first NU product to participate in the Senior Bowl since running back Noah Herron in 2005. Colter, who totaled 5,023 yards and 50 touchdowns in his four years at NU, said that he was honored to get an invite to the Senior Bowl, saying “they saw something in me that they felt was worthwhile.”

“I definitely think I can play receiver,” said Colter, who was interviewed by Bears scouts this week.

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