Though left guard Jack Mewhort missed the Colts’ game against the Titans with a tricep injury, it was thought he might be able to return for the game against the Chiefs. He returned to the practice field on Wednesday last week, but he didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday and missed Sunday’s game.
Head coach Chuck Pagano confirmed today that Mewhort suffered a setback in his recovery from the tricep injury in practice last week on Wednesday, and his status for this Sunday is still unknown as Pagano said that he really doesn’t know whether Mewhort will return to the field this week.
Mewhort has been a good left guard for the Colts, starting 36 of the first 38 games of his career for Indianapolis before missing the last two games. That has surely contributed to some of the offensive line struggles, but regardless it will be good for the Colts to get him back as soon as possible. After his setback last week, however, it’s unclear whether that will be this week or not.
In other injury news, Pagano confirmed what was already obvious: that cornerback Vontae Davis and right tackle Joe Reitz are both in the concussion protocol. Because of that, we don’t know when they will return, as it’s simply a matter of when they pass the protocol. But it’s entirely possible that the Colts will be without the two of them this week, which is worth paying attention to. It’s important to have Davis because of the fact that they’re going to be facing Aaron Rodgers and a tough Packers offense this week, while it’s important to have Reitz if Mewhort can’t go, as if both Reitz and Mewhort miss the game the team will have Jonotthan Harrison starting at guard.