Chester Rogers hasn’t been on the field in a game situation since preseason Week 1. He’s been nursing a hamstring injury for the better part of 6 weeks now and he finally came back in a limited role to practice yesterday.
If there’s any sense that the Indianapolis Colts need all of there weapons, it was more than evident in Week 1 against the L.A. Rams. Granted, the team still needs a quarterback to get them the ball, but the team’s skill positions were completely outmatched by the Rams defense just the same.
Again, today Rogers was practicing only in a limited role and will likely be questionable at best for this Sunday’s matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. With the starter at quarterback still undetermined, Rogers is a solid contributor to this offense and there’s a real need to get him 100 percent, but also to have him on the field as a threat as well.
The Colts also rested some veterans today, but the injury report looks very familiar to yesterday’s otherwise.
The Colts Thursday practice participation is as follows:
Andrew Luck — Right Shoulder — DNP
Ryan Kelly — Foot — DNP
Vontae Davis — Groin — DNP
Antonio Morrison — Elbow — DNP
Anthony Walker — Hamstring — DNP
Darius Butler — Hamstring — DNP
Frank Gore — Rest — DNP
Jack Mewhort — Rest — DNP
Ian Silberman — Lumbar — LP
Chester Rogers — Hamstring — LP
Jeremy Vujnovich — Ankle — LP
Al Woods — Knee — LP
The Colts need to get healthy with the quickness. The possibility of Morrison and Walker being out this week looks to be very real, and who knows how effective Woods can be after taking an offensive lineman to the side of his knee Sunday. That’d have to smart a little bit and is likely pretty sore.
The team could certainly use Butler’s experience in the secondary, but with Malik Hooker available it wouldn’t be as much of a kick to the gut if for some reason Butler can’t go.
Ultimately, the Colts obviously need everyone, every game. The talent is deficient at this point and with a bevy of injuries the product on the field simply will not improve a great deal if at all.