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Colts Injuries: DE Ricky Jean Francois Likely OUT This Week

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The Colts bring back defensive end Lawrence Guy was indeed an indication that RJF would miss the upcoming game against the Jaguars.

Andy Lyons

When the Colts brought back defensive end Lawrence Guy earlier this week, it prompted the cynical, callous, read-between-the-line nut bag that I am to speculate that the move was a sign that normal starter Ricky Jean Francois would miss the upcoming divisional game against the Jaguars.

On Wednesday, my speculation became reality.

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano told the media that RJF's groin injury (I always wince when I type "groin injury") that he sustained in Indy's 27-7 win over the 49ers is worse than they initially thought. He will likely miss Week Four, meaning that Fili Moala, Ricardo Mathews, and Guy could all see more action at DE.

On the somewhat positive news on the injury front is that Samson Satele (elbow) and Pat Angerer (knee) were back at practice on Wednesday, in full pads. Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reported that Satele had an elbow brace on.

The reason I place the somewhat caveat on this positive injury news is that, in Indy's monster win over the 49ers, Mike McGlynn was excellent filling in for Satele at center and Kavell Conner was his normal, superb self, outplaying Angerer at inside linebacker.

In a perfect world, Satele is asked to sit and Angerer is relegated to special teams, because it seems clear that McGlynn and Conner are better, respectively. However, we don't live in a perfect world. Barring a setback, look for Satele to start at center and McGlynn to shift back to right guard, a position he has struggled to play in Indianapolis.