During the media portion of practice today for the Colts we got a bit of concerning news regarding the Colts' best defensive player, cornerback Vontae Davis. He was spotted not practicing and wearing a walking boot on his foot.
Also, Vontae Davis in a walking boot. He finished the game on Sunday. Chuck Pagano has his weekly press conference around 1:30— Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) November 26, 2014
Davis played all but one defensive snap on Sunday, finishing the game and seeming fine. Considering that, it would seem like the boot was just precautionary. Chuck Pagano addressed the media after practice and provided a lengthy injury update that included Davis not practicing. The Colts' head coach, however, said that Davis is "too tough" to miss Sunday's game against the Redskins and that is "too critical of a time." In other words, it sounds like Davis will play.
The corner has been playing at a very high level this season and on Sunday notched an interception on Jaguars' quarterback Blake Bortles. Davis has been the Colts' best defensive player on the season and has been a huge key to the unit this year. Furthermore, the cornerback position has several question marks right now due to injury, and at one point in last Sunday's game they were down to just two healthy corners - Davis and Josh Gordy, both of whom missed practice today. Additionally, corners Greg Toler and Loucheiz Purifoy both were in non contact roles today due to concussions, though Chuck Pagano said he does expect them back for the upcoming game.
While it seems like many of the corners - including Davis - will play on Sunday, the fact of the matter is that the position is pretty beat up heading into a matchup against Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy and a couple of talented receivers.