The Indianapolis Colts today returned to the practice field to continue preparations for their game this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, but there are still several injury situations worth monitoring.
Here’s a look at today’s participation report, followed by some comments:
Did Not Practice:
Mike Adams, S (groin)
Chris Carter, OLB (hamstring)
Kendall Langford, DE (knee)
Jack Mewhort, T/G (tricep)
Joe Reitz, T/G (concussion)
Phillip Dorsett, WR (rest)
D’Qwell Jackson, ILB (rest)
Dwayne Allen, TE (ankle)
Vontae Davis, CB (concussion)
Andrew Luck, QB (right shoulder)
Curt Maggitt, OLB (ankle)
Henry Anderson, DT (knee)
Denzelle Good, T/G (knee)
Frank Gore, RB (rest Wednesday)
T.Y. Hilton, WR (hamstring)
Robert Mathis, OLB (rest Wednesday)
Chester Rogers, WR (hamstring and foot)
Several key players missed practice today for the second straight day: Mike Adams, Kendall Langford, Jack Mewhort, and Joe Reitz. That means that it’s looking unlikely that any of them will play, which would leave the Colts without a starting safety, starting defensive lineman, and two starting offensive linemen.
The good news, however, is that Denzelle Good was a full participant today after not practicing yesterday. That’s a good sign, so hopefully the Colts will at least have him on Sunday. If they get Good back but are without Mewhort and Reitz, it will cause some shuffling along the offensive line - likely meaning that Joe Haeg will move to right tackle and Jonotthan Harrison will play left guard.
It should also be noted that T.Y. Hilton was a full participant today after missing practice yesterday, which is a good sign for his status Sunday. Chester Rogers was also a full participant today (he was limited yesterday), so it’s looking likely that the Colts will have their full complement of receivers on Sunday against the Packers. Vontae Davis was also back today in a limited role (non-contact), which means he’s moving in the right direction. It doesn’t mean he’ll play this Sunday, as he still needs to clear the concussion protocol, but it’s a sign that he’s getting closer.
One interesting aspect of the injury report is that Dwayne Allen was limited for the second straight day, so his status will be one worth monitoring. The Colts are obviously still limiting his reps in practice, but it does still leave open the possibility of him returning this week. That’s one that will be particularly interesting to see, as Allen’s return would be a nice boost.