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The Indianapolis Colts practiced on Wednesday despite the fact that they play on Monday this week, in large part because head coach Chuck Pagano knew that his team needed to get back on the field after a rough loss this past Sunday. They didn't need to release an actual injury report for that practice, however, so the first report of the week was released today after practice.
Here's a look at the full practice report for Thursday, followed by some comments:
Did Not Practice:
Phillip Dorsett, WR (ankle)
Winston Guy, S (shoulder)
Khaled Holmes, C (neck)
Nate Irving, ILB (knee)
Mike Adams, S (hamstring)
Clayton Geathers, S (knee)
Phillip Dorsett, of course, won't play this Monday after fracturing his fibula last Sunday, and he's expected to be out 4-6 weeks. The Colts are keeping him on the active roster, however, so he'll be on the injury report for a while. Other than that, the most significant injury to note is the injury to Khaled Holmes. The Colts have described it as a burner, and the injury forced him to leave Sunday's game and miss practice both Wednesday and Thursday. He has started every game for the Colts this year at center, so it certainly is a notable injury, but Holmes hasn't played well and so an injury could give the Colts an excuse to start Jonotthan Harrison to see how he will do. I'm not sure either one is an ideal option for the Colts right now, but with that said, I don't think there would be much of a dropoff in the play at center if Holmes can't go. Still, though, you'd like to be at full strength for a game even if the player hasn't been particularly good.
The good news with the injury report is that Clayton Geathers was a full participant and Mike Adams was a limited participant. Both safeties missed last Sunday's game with injuries, so it's good to see them both back to practice. Chuck Pagano said definitively yesterday that Adams will play on Monday night, so the Colts will have their starting safety back when they face the Panthers.