With it being Wednesday of an actual regular season game week, the Indianapolis Colts have released their injury report on the participation of practice.
Sergio Brown, FS (shoulder) - limited practice
Jonotthan Harrison, C (hand) - full practice
Khaled Holmes, C/G (ankle) - limited practice
Joe Reitz, G (ankle) - did not practice
Reggie Wayne, WR (rest) - did not practice
A few thoughts...
- Reggie Wayne not practicing today purely was for rest purposes only. Seriously, there's no concern there - it's just the veteran's day off for Reggie.
- Also, it's very unlikely that Joe Reitz will play this Sunday, and in fact Chuck Pagano said the other day that it's a good assumption that he won't. He'll likely be out a couple of weeks with a high ankle sprain.
- The real encouraging news of the day is that the two injured centers, Khaled Holmes and Jonotthan Harrison, returned to practice today. Harrison had full participation today while Holmes was limited. This was the Colts' hope since last week, that Holmes would be able to practice Wednesday, and as you might guess him being out there today was huge. Chuck Pagano even noted today that Holmes' chances of playing Sunday are a lot better after today than they were yesterday. Pagano thought that Holmes looked good out there. Of course, the real thing to watch now is how Holmes' ankle responds in the next day and how much he can do at practice tomorrow. Basically, if he's practicing tomorrow in a larger role than today, there will be a very good chance he'll be ready for Sunday. But it's still cutting it close, and while Holmes' return was encouraging, it still wouldn't be a surprise to see Harrison or A.Q. Shipley start against the Broncos.