Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano spoke to the media today and briefed them on the injury front.
Rookie running back Marlon Mack (shoulder) will make his return to the field on Sunday after missing the last two weeks. The Colts could use some explosion out of the backfield, as Frank Gore and Robert Turbin have averaged just 2.7 yards per carry in Mack’s absence.
Jack Doyle (concussion/neck) participated in practice in a limited capacity on Wednesday and Thursday but did not practice on Friday. Still in the concussion protocol, he is out on Sunday. This is his first missed game in his five years. The Colts signed Henry Krieger-Coble this morning, who will backup Brandon Williams and Darrell Daniels in Doyle’s absence.
Rookie nickel Nate Hairston (quad) will also be out this week. He has performed exceptionally well in coverage. Plus, he has 2.0 sacks this year, one for a safety. It’s up in the air who will replace him in the slot, although Darius Butler makes sense. Pierre Desir and Chris Milton could be in the mix in the secondary as well.
Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt we see wide receiver Chester Rogers (hamstring) out there on Sunday. He had practiced in full a couple of weeks ago but then suffered a setback. It makes sense to have him go an entire week of full practice with no setbacks before playing.
Rashaan Melvin (hamstring/ankle) is a disappointing name to see on the injury report because he has been playing very well this season, and the Colts just got Vontae Davis back last week. Quincy Wilson will likely start if Melvin doesn’t play.
Speaking of Wilson (knee), the Colts get him back after he missed the last two games. They also get inside starting center Ryan Kelly (foot) and inside linebacker Anthony Walker (hamstring) back as well.
Kelly makes his season debut and conveniently replaces Deyshawn Bond, who suffered a season-ending quad injury last week. Mike Person will likely be Kelly’s backup.
Below is the San Francisco 49ers’ official injury report:
“WR Marquise Goodwin cleared the concussion protocol and while listed as questionable, is expected to play on Sunday. He is the 49ers‘ primary deep threat at this point, although his hands are themselves questionable.
LB Dekoda Watson and DB Adrian Colbert have been ruled out. They are core special teamers, so that will be something to watch. The 49ers' special teams currently rank No. 1 at PFF and No. 2 at Football Outsiders.
SS Eric Reid and LB Reuben Foster are both out as well. This is expected, and both could return as soon as next week. Ray-Ray Armstrong is starting in place of Foster, while Jaquiski Tartt is starting in place of Reid. Both have been solid, but getting Reid and Foster back will be huge for this defense.
RB Carlos Hyde did not show up on this week's final injury report. He was questionable last week with a hip injury, but by all accounts, he's good to go. His backup, Matt Breida, was dealing with an ankle injury but is good to go. That bodes well for the 49ers rushing attack.”