As if yesterday's defense wasn't bad enough, the Colts also suffered an injury to their best defensive player, Vontae Davis. According to head coach Chuck Pagano this afternoon, however, Davis' MRI on his injured knee showed nothing major and that he is day-to-day.
Davis left yesterday's game early in the first quarter after he appeared to collide knees with another player, and he was initially ruled probable to return. CBS reported that he was walking around on the sidelines trying to shake it off and that he was telling coaches he was ok, but as time went on and he continued to try to walk it off, his status was downgraded to questionable to return before shortly being ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
Chuck Pagano last night said that he didn't think it was serious, and that's the same way it appeared initially, and Pagano said today that the MRI came back negative and that Davis is day-to-day. Of course, with the Colts, day-to-day doesn't mean a ton. Reggie Wayne and Trent Richardson were both day-to-day last week yet didn't practice at all and didn't play in yesterday's game. With Davis, it's too early to tell his status for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, but the good news here is that the injury isn't serious and he should return soon. Following the Monday night game the Colts have their bye week.
Even with Davis in there yesterday, the Colts would still have gotten torched. It's not like they were playing well when he was in there, but it's also important to remember that the team's best defensive player wasn't out there. It's very likely that the Colts defense would still have been dominated - but perhaps a bit less so. Either way, Davis was out and the Colts defense was embarrassed.
In other injury news from Pagano, linebacker Erik Walden left yesterday's game with a hip flexor and he is week-to-week. Running back Trent Richardson, who was the team's third/emergency running back yesterday and didn't play, probably could have and Pagano expects him out there Monday night. Pagano also said that receiver Reggie Wayne is ahead of schedule and hopefully he can return to practice at some point this week.