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After a bye week to get healthy, the Indianapolis Colts returned to the practice field today to begin preparations for their game against the Atlanta Falcons this weekend. The team isn't completely healthy, however, most notably with an injury to starting quarterback Andrew Luck.
Luck is listed as week to week by the Colts with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle. He's expected to miss around a month, and in the meantime Matt Hasselbeck will step in as the team's quarterback.
There are a few other injuries to note this week too, so let's take a look at Wednesday's full injury report:
Did Not Practice:
Mike Adams, S (ankle)
Phillip Dorsett, WR (ankle)
D'Qwell Jackson, ILB (hamstring)
Andrew Luck, QB (abdomen/kidney)
Andre Johnson, WR (rest)
Robert Mathis, OLB (rest)
Nate Irving, ILB (knee)
Luck and Phillip Dorsett are both described as week to week, which with the Colts indicates that they will still miss significant time. For Dorestt, however, it sounds like there is progress being made, as he was spotted at practice today out of his walking boot. It sounds like he's not ready to return yet, but he's getting closer.
The biggest injury to keep an eye on this week (outside of Luck, of course, who we know won't play) is the injury to Mike Adams. He was injured during the Colts' victory over the Denver Broncos, and though it initially appeared to be serious, after the game it sounded like it was not. With that said, we don't know Adams' status, as he was not practicing on Wednesday. The Colts could really use their starting safety out there against the Falcons, to be sure, but if he can't go it would be Colt Anderson filling in.
It is also worth keeping an eye on the status of starting inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, who appeared on the injury report with a hamstring injury. Head coach Chuck Pagano said today that he expects Jackson to be back on the field on Thursday and ready to go. Hopefully that's the case, but we'll be keeping an eye on that.