The final day of practice for the Colts before the AFC Championship game against the Patriots came today, and as such head coach Chuck Pagano provided an injury update this afternoon, saying that the Colts' starting cornerbacks, Vontae Davis (knee) and Greg Toler (groin) are both officially questionable for the game.
When asked about their status, however, Pagano said that he's absolutely confident that the two cornerbacks will play. It sounds basically like the Colts listed them as questionable because they missed practice on Wednesday and then were limited both yesterday and today. It sounds like that's the reason they're listed as questionable, but the full expectation is that they will both be playing on Sunday. And if you needed more confirmation, Vontae Davis also said that he's playing:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Vontae Davis says he has no doubt in his mind that he will play Sunday.</p>— Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) <a href="https://twitter.com/KBowenColts/status/556151377450532864">January 16, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
I don't think we have to mention that playing without the two corners would almost assuredly mean the Colts would lose. The corners, and in particular Vontae Davis, has really been the strength of the Colts' defense and they really need the position healthy against the Patriots. Both Davis and Greg Toler played their best games of the season a week ago against the Broncos, and hopefully they'll continue that play this weekend. Because while they're listed as questionable, both are expected to play in the AFC Championship game.