Colts cornerback Vontae Davis has elected to undergo season-ending groin surgery, according to ESPN.com.
Davis, 29, has battled injuries and played in just five games this season, totaling 21 tackles with two passes deflected and zero interceptions. Davis was held out of Sunday's Week 9 win over the Texans for a non-injury related issue, the team announced Saturday. But that appears to be wrong.
The veteran wasn't very happy with the way this week's move was handled. He told the The Indianapolis Star that he feels more like he was benched than being given time to heal.
"It should be more about the respect," Davis said, via Indystar.com. "I’m a professional. I’ve been in (the league) long enough. When I look at the situation, I feel like there was no respect. Knowing Chuck (Pagano), I figured it would come from him. It really bothered me."
Davis, a two-time Pro Bowler, becomes a free agent at the end of the season. He has been with the Colts since 2012 after the Dolphins originally selected him 25th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft.