The Colts provided the first injury report of the week on Thursday. Players continuing to miss practice include: Andrew Luck (shoulder), Ryan Kelly (foot), Anthony Walker (hamstring), and Chester Rogers (hamstring).
The bad news is that Quincy Wilson (knee) and Brandon Williams (calf) both sat out on Wednesday with new injuries. Both of these injuries were unknown at the end of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.
The potential good news surrounds two developments. The first is that Vontae Davis returned to practice on a limited basis. This is a surprise given that he was described as week-to-week in Monday’s press conference with Chuck Pagano. This doesn’t guarantee that he suits up this weekend, and frankly I hope that he doesn’t unless he’s 100 percent, but he is trending in the right direction.
The second development is that Antonio Morrison practiced fully today. This makes it very likely that he will play this weekend and will join Jon Bostic with the starting group. After seeing Jeremiah George put in a solid game over the weekend, you have to start feeling a little better about the depth at the inside linebacker position. Keep an eye on Anthony Walker’s progress this week and how it might affect Sean Spence’s spot on the roster.
Darius Butler also practiced on a limited basis and if he continues to improve throughout the week could help provide some support for the secondary.
Marlon Mack is listed on the injury report as limited with a shoulder injury. It is important to keep an eye on how this progresses because he missed several training camp practices and the first preseason game with an injured shoulder. You certainly don’t want to start this become a recurring issue.
Others limited included Kamar Aiken (hip), Tarell Basham (heat exhaustion), and Chris Milton (hamstring). It was a rather hot day at practice today, so here’s to hoping that Basham will have better luck tomorrow.