Colts head coach Chuck Pagano gave an update on Monday regarding some of the Colts’ injured players, and though Henry Anderson has been activated off of the PUP list, it wasn’t all encouraging. Cornerback Vontae Davis (sprain) and offensive linemen Joe Haeg (ankle) are both week-to-week, while cornerback Patrick Robinson (groin) is day-to-day.
Obviously, the biggest concern right now is with Vontae Davis, the team’s number one cornerback. With the Colts, week-to-week means that the player will miss time - for example, safety Clatyon Geathers was described as week-to-week at the start of camp and is still on the NFI list. Some recoveries are quicker than others, but with the start of the regular season just under three weeks away, there is legitimate concern that Davis might not be able to go against the Detroit Lions. He has a medial strain of his ankle, which seemingly happened in practice last week - Pagano said on Saturday after the game that Davis was held out because he rolled his ankle in practice Thursday and it started to swell up.
With Davis now out for the foreseeable future, Patrick Robinson day-to-day with a groin injury, Darius Butler and Jalil Brown both nursing injuries that caused them to miss Saturday’s game, and D’Joun Smith still on a pitch count as the Colts hope to avoid another setback, the Colts’ cornerback position is a complete mess right now. Pagano was honest about it, saying that the position is “scary” and “not pretty” and that the team may be looking for additional help at the position. They will also need to rely on some of the younger guys to step up, such as Frankie Williams.
The injury to Joe Haeg obviously takes a back seat here to the news of Vontae Davis’s injury, but it’s still a significant one. He’s been playing all over the offensive line and could be one of the first guys up in the case of an injury to a starter. It’s important for the rookie to get some playing time, but the injury will cause him to miss time.