The Indianapolis Colts have downgraded cornerback Vontae Davis’s status for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans to questionable with an ankle injury, according to Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen.
Obviously we don’t have much more information than that, as Davis was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday after a rest day on Wednesday. So what happened? We don’t know. Davis had an ankle injury early in the year that caused him to miss a few games, but that was a while ago and therefore probably not related. And it probably didn’t happen in practice yesterday (or at least wasn’t immediately evident), as the Colts didn’t list him as questionable even though the injury report was released after practice. So that means it either happened in today’s walkthrough, happened yesterday but with it going unknown for a while, or isn’t related to a practice.
Because we don’t know details we also don’t know how serious the injury is, but it’s still very possible he will play on Sunday. The Colts need him to play too, as Patrick Robinson is listed as doubtful with a groin injury (basically meaning he won’t play). So having Davis out there against the Titans is important, as Rashaan Melvin and Darius Butler are already likely to have big roles. The team did promote Christopher Milton to the active roster today, which could be in response to Davis’s injury as well as Robinson’s.