The Colts not only are down 21-7 to the Steelers in the first half, they’ve also lost two key players to injuries already.
Rookie center Ryan Kelly suffered a shoulder injury on the first drive and wasn’t out on the field to start the second drive, and he is questionable to return and hasn’t been back in since (which probably isn’t a great sign for his chances of returning).
Cornerback Vontae Davis also suffered an injury, as he was taken to the locker room in the second quarter with a groin injury and is also questionable to return. He already had an ankle injury that had him in a boot on Monday and Tuesday and listed as questionable already, so now he’s got a groin injury as well.
Both are significant losses, as Kelly has been their best offensive lineman this season and Davis has been their best cornerback. But Davis was having a very rough game so far tonight, as he was burned twice by Antonio Brown for touchdowns (though granted, Antonio Brown is really, really good). In place of Kelly Jonotthan Harrison is at center, and in place of Davis it is Rashaan Melvin who is seeing more reps as the outside corner.
One other injury note for the Colts is that right guard Denzelle Good left with a neck injury on the second drive, but he returned on the following drive.