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It's a short week for the Indianapolis Colts, as they played on Monday night against the Jets and play this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET against the Titans. That makes for a busy week for players, as they picked right back up on their normal Wednesday routine this week and returned to the practice field.
There are a few key injuries to note, however, and we're keeping an eye on them. Check out today's practice report, followed by some notes:
Did Not Practice:
Dwayne Allen, TE (ankle)
Darius Butler, CB (hip)
Lance Louis, G (shoulder)
Andre Johnson, WR (rest)
Vontae Davis, CB (listed on injury report as shoulder, but out with a concussion)
Robert Mathis, OLB (Achilles)
Greg Toler, CB (neck)
Jonathan Newsome, OLB (hamstring)
The Colts' top three cornerbacks are all still on the injury report this week, though the good news is that Vontae Davis and Greg Toler were both limited, non-contact participants. Davis is listed on the Colts' injury report with a shoulder injury, but he suffered a concussion on Monday night and is in the protocol. I'm not sure whether it's simply an error on the injury report or whether there's a shoulder injury in addition to the concussion, but it's clear that he did suffer a concussion and that's why he was limited to non-contact work today as he goes through the protocol.
As for Greg Toler, he has been out for several weeks, so simply the fact that he was back on the field today in a limited role is good news. He said that he hopes to be cleared for contact later this week. Chuck Pagano yesterday said that Toler is still week-to-week, which gives a strong indication that he won't play this Sunday, but we'll have to wait and see to be sure. Regardless, the fact that he was back today is a good sign and shows progress.
A new addition to the injury report that we weren't aware of until today is the shoulder injury that Lance Louis is dealing with that kept him out of practice today. Louis is the team's starting left guard, but he has been rather underwhelming so far. Should Louis miss time, Hugh Thornton would fill in for him - and perhaps that could give the team a chance to see Thornton work with the line to see if he could do any better.
Finally, Robert Mathis was once again limited today. He played 13 snaps on Monday in his first game back, and the Colts will continue to bring him back slowly in a limited role.