The Indianapolis Colts are dealing with a few injuries emerging from Saturday's game, most notably to defensive back Darius Butler and wide receiver Donte Moncrief.
Head coach Chuck Pagano said today that Butler is in the concussion protocol after suffering a concussion on Saturday against the Raiders. Moncrief suffered a shoulder injury and will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of it. Pagano confirmed that it's the same shoulder he injured earlier in the season that sidelined him for several weeks.
At this point, there's absolutely no reason to rush guys back from injury too quickly. This Sunday's game only matters as it pertains to the draft order, and while it's one thing to play healthy guys - and Pagano was adamant today that they're not going to rest guys - it's another thing to rush injured guys back too early. So it's best for the Colts to be cautious with these injuries, particularly with Moncrief. For Butler, there's a pretty clear procedure that players have to follow to return from a concussion, so he won't be back until he clears that protocol.
We'll wait and see what the severity of Moncrief's is, but it's significant that he's injured the same shoulder again and will undergo an MRI. Whether it's a significant injury or not, the Colts shouldn't be in a rush to get him back. Hopefulot, though, it's nothing major.