The Indianapolis Colts got to work today on preparations for their game this Sunday against the Houston Texans, but they were without plenty of players on the practice field this afternoon. In all, 12 players missed practice today, but not all were due to injury.
Five players missed practice due to a rest day, but that still means that the team was without seven players for injury reasons. Here’s a look at the full injury report today, followed by some comments:
Did Not Practice:
Quan Bray, WR (shin)
Darius Butler, CB (hand)
Jonotthan Harrison, C (illness)
T.Y. Hilton, WR (hip)
Zach Kerr, NT (ankle)
Donte Moncrief, WR (shoulder)
Patrick Robinson, CB (knee and hip)
Mike Adams, S (rest)
Vontae Davis, CB (rest)
Frank Gore, RB (rest)
Kendall Langford, DE (rest)
Robert Mathis, OLB (rest)
Josh McNary, LB (shoulder)
Robert Turbin, RB (shoulder and wrist)
The injury situation right now obviously isn’t good, but at the same time it’s likely that most of these guys will play Sunday. Donte Moncrief and Zach Kerr are both week-to-week so they won’t be available, but there should be a chance for everyone else. The team is monitoring Darius Butler’s status after he had finger surgery on Tuesday to see whether he will be able to play, and he’s day-to-day along with Patrick Robinson. The hope is that Jonotthan Harrison, who has missed the past two days after undergoing an appendectomy, will be able to return this week, but it’s still very much up in the air.
Quan Bray and T.Y. Hilton were new additions to the injury report today that we previously didn’t know about, so we don’t have much information but it’s likely that they’re not too serious. Hilton’s injury is new (it’s a hip whereas for the past several weeks it’s been a knee), but he has been dinged up for most of this season, though it obviously hasn’t affected his play as he’s been producing at a tremendously high level.
Josh McNary, who left the game on Sunday with a stinger, was limited today, so it’s a good sign that he was able to be limited instead of just sitting out. And Robert Turbin, who missed Sunday’s game, was back practicing today, which is another good sign.