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Colts Thursday Injury Report: Three players once again miss practice

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts returned to work today as they continue to prepare for this Sunday’s home game against the Jaguars, as even though it’s a meaningless game in the playoff race the Colts are still playing to win this weekend as they try to finish the season 8-8.

The team is pretty healthy for the most part, but there are a few injury situations that are worth paying attention to. The Colts should opt to play this safe this weekend and be cautious with the injured guys, which might make it even more of a question mark whether the injured players will be good to go for this meaningless game.

There are really three injury situations that are significant for the Colts this week, as wide receiver Donte Moncrief (shoulder), cornerback Rashaan Melvin (knee), and cornerback Darius Butler (concussion) have all missed practice on both Wednesday and Thursday. It’s unclear whether they’ll be able to go, but since the Colts are out of the playoff hunt I wouldn’t think any of them playing this week is a sure thing by any means.

Chris Carter was limited in practice for the second straight day after he missed last Satuday’s game with a concussion, while Andrew Luck was limited on Thursday like normal with a right shoulder injury.

Here’s Thursday’s full practice participation report for the Colts:

Did Not Practice:

Darius Butler, CB (concussion)

Rashaan Melvin, CB (knee)

Donte Moncrief, WR (shoulder)

Limited Participation:

Chris Carter, OLB (shoulder)

Andrew Luck, QB (right shoulder)

Full Participation:

Mike Adams, S (rest Wednesday)

Vontae Davis, CB (rest Wednesday)

Frank Gore, RB (rest Wednesday)

Robert Mathis, OLB (rest Wednesday)