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Colts rule Jonotthan Harrison out for Sunday’s game vs. Bears

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars Jim Steve-USA TODAY Sports

Colts offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison will miss his second straight game this Sunday when the Chicago Bears come to Indianapolis to take on the Colts, head coach Chuck Pagano announced today.

Harrison underwent an emergency appendectomy last week that caused him to miss the game against the Jaguars, and he’s understandably still recovering from that. He will miss this Sunday’s game as well, but Pagano said the hope is to have him back after that.

The absence of Harrison last week was a bigger deal than it otherwise would have been because starters Denzelle Good and Joe Reitz were also out. With those two out, it would have been Joe Haeg and Jonotthan Harrison filling in, but obviously Harrison couldn’t go either. So hopefully, the absence of Harrison won’t be as hurtful this week because hopefully the Colts will get some other guys back. Pagano said today that both Good and Reitz should be back at practice today on a limited basis.

Pagano also said that cornerback Darius Butler should return to practice today, which is a good development in his recovery from a hamstring injury that has caused him to miss the last two games. As for wide receiver Donte Moncrief, he’s still classified as week to week, meaning he won’t play this week (as expected).