Since the entire football world (and many outside it, too) were all focused on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's press conference this afternoon, you might have missed the Colts' injury report for today. But don't worry, because we'll keep you updated with it! Today, the Colts announced the game status for everyone on the injury report:
Jerrell Freeman, LB (hamstring) - did not practice
Arthur Jones, DL (ankle) - did not practice
Ricky Jean Francois, DL (ankle) - full practice
Joe Reitz, OL (ankle) - limited practice
Hakeem Nicks, WR (illness) - did not practice
Darius Butler, CB (neck) - full practice
T.Y. Hilton, WR (groin) - full practice
Greg Toler, CB (ribs) - full practice
Khaled Holmes, C (ankle) - full practice
WILL PLAY (JUST MISSED DUE TO REST):
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB (rest Wednesday) - full practice
D'Qwell Jackson, LB (rest Wednesday) - full practice
Reggie Wayne, WR (rest Wednesday) - full practice
LaRon Landry, S (rest Wednesday) - full practice
Vontae Davis, CB (rest Thursday) - full practice
Gosder Cherilus, OL (rest Friday) - did not practice
A few thoughts...
- The fact that Jerrell Freeman and Arthur Jones have both been ruled out is no surprise but it's still two defensive starters who won't be playing on Sunday for Indy. For Freeman, it'll be his second consecutive game missed, giving Josh McNary the chance to step in once again. It seems likely that Zach Kerr would get the start for Arthur Jones, as he's listed as the backup on the depth chart. I wouldn't be surprised to see Ricky Jean Francois get time there too, but that's dependent upon whether RJF plays, as he's questionable.
- Hakeem Nicks didn't practice at all this week due to illness. He's listed as questionable, but while I don't know what the illness is that he's dealing with, I would doubt he'll play. But we'll see. It might not really matter, though, because as long as Jack Doyle is healthy (he is), Pep Hamilton likely wouldn't be using Nicks much anyway...
- Joe Reitz is still recovering from his ankle sprain, and it's encouraging that he's making progress. I'd still be surprised if he was active this Sunday, but he's making progress and returned to practice in a limited capacity this week.
- Though Khaled Holmes is probable, he'll be a game-time decision and Chuck Pagano already announced that A.Q. Shipley will start at center. The Colts want to make sure Holmes is back to 100% before they throw him out there.