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Several Colts players still rehabbing injuries

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The Colts are halfway through their OTAs for this year, but there are several players who haven't been working much due to injury situations.

Last week, head coach Chuck Pagano mentioned that offensive linemen Hugh Thornton and Denzelle Good were both sitting out of practice as they rehabbed injuries, and neither of them were practicing today either. Sitting out once again today was also wide receivers Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, and Quan Bray, as well as undrafted rookie linebacker Curt Maggitt - though running back Tyler Varga returned to work (all according to CBS4's Mike Chappell).

Pagano noted that Dorsett is dealing with a hamstring injury suffered in practice last week and is rehabbing that, while cornerback D'Joun Smith also wasn't practicing as he's still dealing with his knee injury. If you remember, Smith was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return early last season with a knee injury, and was then activated midway through the year. After just a few games, however, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve. So it seems that he's been dealing with this knee injury for a while, which calls into question just how serious it was in the first place (and why he returned from IR mid-season). We don't have those answers and Chuck Pagano didn't reveal them (though he wasn't asked specifically about it, either), but we do know that Smith is still dealing with his knee.

The Colts aren't obligated to give injury reports during the offseason (nor do they), so the only updates we get are once a week if Pagano is directly asked about a player (and even then, it's normally not much info). We also get information from one practice a week, so it's hard to draw too many conclusions. But the Colts do have several guys who aren't practicing as they rehab injuries. While that might be discouraging to some, it's better that they rehab and get healthy now so that they can be ready to go when training camp and the season rolls around. Hopefully the players sitting out of practice can get healthy and get ready to make an impact when it really matters.