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Colts Wednesday Injury Report: A Lot of Guys Sitting Out Today

Here's Wednesday's Colts injury report.

Andy Lyons

The Colts are coming off of a Monday game, which means that the players have a day less to recover before the Wednesday injury report comes out.  Even still, however, in the initial injury report of the week for the Colts, 23% of the roster was represented (12 players).  That's a lot.  Many of them were due to rest, one was full, and several others will likely play Sunday, so let's look at the injury report for today:

Darius Butler, CB (neck) - did not practice

Jerrell Freeman, LB (hamstring) - did not practice

Ricky Jean Francois, DL (ankle) - did not practice

Arthur Jones, DL (ankle) - did not practice

Joe Reitz, OL (ankle) - did not practice

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB (rest) - did not practice

D'Qwell Jackson, LB (rest) - did not practice

Reggie Wayne, WR (rest) - did not practice

LaRon Landry, S (rest) - did not practice

T.Y. Hilton, WR (groin) - limited practice

Greg Toler, CB (ribs) - limited practice

Khaled Holmes, C (ankle) - full practice

Some thoughts:

  • That's a lot of players who didn't practice.  A lot of them.  But note that while there were nine players not practicing today, four of them were due to rest.  There's nothing wrong with those guys, they're just getting a veteran's day off.  Of the other guys, both Joe Reitz and Arthur Jones are recovering from high ankle sprains, so it's unlikely either will play this weekend.  Jerrell Freeman missed Monday night's game with the same hamstring injury.
  • The new ones, then, are Darius Butler (neck) and Ricky Jean Francois (ankle) not practicing.  Immediately, when you read a neck injury on the injury report red flags go up, but there's no indication that this is a serious injury.
  • Only two guys were limited: Greg Toler and T.Y. Hilton.
  • Khaled Holmes was a full participant.  This is the first time that he's been a full participant in practice since injuring his ankle in the first preseason game.  He returned to practice before week one but was limited, and then was limited all of last week as well.  He was full today, and as long as he responds well to the workload, I think there's a good chance we'll see him make his first NFL start this Sunday against the Jaguars.  But again, we'll see how his ankle responds.  The initial signs that he was a full participant today are encouraging.