The Indianapolis Colts took the practice field to begin preparations for the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, and though it's still early in the week there were several notable players who sat out of practice today with injuries. Let's take a look at who they were:
Did Not Practice:
Joe Reitz, G (ankle)
Gosder Cherilus, T (groin)
Vontae Davis, CB (groin)
T.Y. Hilton, WR (hamstring)
Hugh Thornton, G (knee)
Erik Walden, OLB (knee)
Josh Cribbs, RS (rest)
D'Qwell Jackson, ILB (rest)
A few notes:
- T.Y. Hilton is day-to-day with his hamstring injury, head coach Chuck Pagano said today. On Monday, Pagano mentioned that Hilton's MRI was negative and said that he expected him back at practice later this week. The target date was Thursday, so we'll see if Hilton is out there practicing tomorrow. Pagano said today that he is "hopeful" that Hilton will be available for Sunday's game at Dallas. Today, however, Hilton - the team's leading receiver - didn't practice.
- Vontae Davis also missed practice today with a groin injury, and obviously losing him would be crushing. The hope is still that Davis will play on Sunday, though, so this will be something to watch as the week goes on.
- Hugh Thornton and Joe Reitz still aren't back practicing, but they're day-to-day. In addition, Gosder Cherilus missed practice today with a groin injury.
- Josh Cribbs and D'Qwell Jackson both received a rest day today. Interestingly, for the second straight week Reggie Wayne practiced on Wednesday after taking that day off for a veteran's rest day for most of the season. Last week Pagano said they were trying different things with Reggie and rested him on Friday, so I expect that to be the case this week again.