The Colts looked bad in a 20-7 loss to the Jets at home on Monday Night Football in week two, dropping their record on the year to 0-2, but they also suffered a few injuries of note. Tight end Dwayne Allen suffered an ankle injury, cornerback Vontae Davis suffered a concussion, and inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson suffered a stinger.
Head coach Chuck Pagano provided a bit more information on those injuries today. He said that Allen will be day-to-day with his ankle injury, that the team hopes Jackson will return to the practice field Wednesday, and that Davis is in the concussion protocol. Furthermore, Pagano said that cornerback Darius Butler is still day-to-day while Greg Toler is still week-to-week, though he might return to the practice field in a limited role this week.
The news on Allen is good, as after he suffered yet another injury we were just left hoping it wasn't serious. It sounds like it's not, though day-to-day with the Colts can really mean a variety of things and doesn't in any way mean Allen is sure to play this Sunday. For example, Darius Butler was day-to-day last week and didn't play, and he's still day-to-day - so while we hope he'll be back, we just don't know.
It sounds like Toler is still a bit away from returning to the field, however, as he's still week-to-week. It's good news that the team is hopeful he'll return to practice in a limited role this week, but it still sounds like he'll miss some time. And then Vontae Davis is in the concussion protocol, and we know that it is pretty straightforward as to the steps he needs to take to get back on the field. Hopefully, he'll be back soon as well.
With the injuries at cornerback, the Colts today decided to add some depth by signing Josh Thomas and waiving Eric Patterson. Hopefully, however, at least one or two of the injured guys will be able to play this Sunday against the Titans, though at this point it's too early to tell and is no certainty.