The Indianapolis Colts have released their official injury report ahead of their Week 14 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. As it began the Colts were set with 3 players officially ruled out (Donte Moncrief, Rashaan Melvin and Darrell Daniels) for Sunday’s matchup. This already leaves the Colts without a weapon for Jacoby Brissett, the team’s best defender in the secondary and depth at tight end.
In addition to those three as non-participants Friday, Chris Milton was also absent from the field, but has been deemed questionable. Denzelle Good, was limited and also designated as questionable and despite the Colts having issues with their current starters along the offensive line, Good would be a significant loss should he not be able to go.
On the brighter side of the injury report, Johnathan Hankins, Hassan Ridgeway and Frank Gore all were full participants and aren’t carrying an injury designation into the game. Some surprising news was for that of Ryan Kelly who was a full participant as well Friday. The team updated his status a little later on and concluded that he has officially been ruled out.
UPDATE: C Ryan Kelly is out for Sunday’s game due to concussion. https://t.co/4iIzDX5O80— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 8, 2017
Concussions are strange. The symptoms from them can come and go without much notice. Without much information from the Colts, one would assume that Kelly’s status likely changed with some unexpected recurring symptoms. His backup, Mike Person, is dealing with an ankle injury suffered last week and was limited, carrying the questionable tag into Week 14.
The Colts can ill afford to have Person on the shelf as well as Kelly going forward. Person played very well in Week 13, not allowing a pressure throughout the game, and received some love from PFF as a result.
The Colts are, again, shorthanded going into a matchup and will need everyone available to keep the team competitive.
Buffalo Bills Injury Report:
Bills Week 14 Designations, Friday Participation:
John Miller — OUT — DNP
Cordy Glenn — QUESTIONABLE — LP
Seantrel Henderson — QUESTIONABLE — DNP
Leonard Johnson — QUESTIONABLE — LP
Tyrod Taylor — QUESTIONABLE — LP
Kyle Williams — QUESTIONABLE — LP