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The Indianapolis Colts returned to the practice field on Wednesday to prepare for their regular season finale against the Tennessee Titans, which very likely will be their last game of the 2015 season.
They need a nine-team parlay to work out perfectly in order to win the AFC South and make the postseason, leaving it incredibly unlikely that they will get in. So, in other words, the Colts are almost certainly going to be playing their final game of the season this Sunday. We already know that Andrew Luck won't be playing in that game, however, and it's entirely possible that the Colts could be without a few other notable players. Let's take a look at today's injury report, followed by some comments.
Did Not Practice:
Dwayne Allen, TE (calf)
Colt Anderson, S (ankle)
Darius Butler, CB (hip/knee)
Trent Cole, OLB (concussion)
Winston Guy, S (hamstring/shoulder)
Matt Hasselbeck, QB (shoulder/ribs/back)
Donte Moncrief, WR (toe)
Jack Doyle, TE (toe)
Jerrell Freeman, ILB (hamstring)
T.Y. Hilton, WR (calf)
Andrew Luck, QB (abdomen/kidney)
Erik Walden, OLB (foot)
The most interesting question for the Colts this week is who will play at quarterback on Sunday, as we already know it won't be Luck. It's also unlikely to be Hasselbeck, who is very beat up and missed practice today (and who on Monday was described as doubtful). That leaves either Stephen Morris, Josh Freeman, or Ryan Lindley as Sunday's likely starter.
Also of note is that Dwayne Allen has a calf injury, and considering the fact that he very well could be entering his final game as a member of the Colts, it's something worth keeping an eye on as to whether he will be able to play.
Donte Moncrief again missed practice with a toe injury, the same injury that has caused him to miss practice for much of the past few weeks. He has played in each of the last two games, though, so it's possible he will be able to play once again this Sunday despite the injury. It's still a situation worth monitoring as the week goes on, however.
A few other key players were listed on the injury report, as pass rusher Trent Cole suffered a concussion in Sunday's win over the Dolphins and didn't practice today, meaning that he is still in the concussion protocol. Darius Butler, the team's slot corner, missed practice with hip and knee injuries, so we'll have to wait and see whether he is able to play as well.