The Indianapolis Colts came out with a win against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, but they could be dealing with two losses to the roster.
John Simon and Denzelle Good saw their days against San Francisco cut short due to injuries on Saturday, and Colts Reporter Zak Keefer tweeted an update on the injury concerns with the two players.
Simon, who saw his 2017 season cut short due to a neck issue, re-injured his neck during the third quarter. But according to Keefer, the Colts defensive end received a positive update and is just listed day-to-day. Good, on the other hand, is dealing with a much more serious concern and is listed week-to-week dealing with a knee injury.
#Colts injury news:— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 26, 2018
John Simon's neck injury was nothing serious, it's a day-to-day thing.
Denzell Good's knee is week-to-week. Won't play Thursday, and that muddies the water even further at right tackle.
Good, who has been dealing with injuries throughout the preseason, knows he can be the guy the Colts rely on when it comes to the right tackle spot. Indy needs a guy, as Braden Smith and Austin Howard have yet to impress and take reins of the right side.
In a conversation with Keefer, Good iterated that he’s not feeling any pain in his knee that forced him to come out of the game against the 49ers.
On RT front, Denzelle Good: "I definitely think I have a chance to be that guy ... I can give them whatever they ask for..."— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 26, 2018
Was solid Saturday until his knee took a hit. "I just felt like a force just came into the inside of my knee. Still no pain, just feels a little loose."
The Simon update is good news for the Indianapolis faithful. With the addition of Ryan Delaire, and sudden emergence of Hassan Ridgeway, Matt Eberflus and the Colts find themselves with much-needed depth on that end.
The update on Good is a little concerning, as he’s been dealing with a lower body injury throughout the preseason. In a small amount of work, Good put himself in a position to be the No. 1 option for the right tackle spot. With him out week-to-week, and barring any roster moves, it seems like the Colts are down to two options in Howard and Smith until Good is 100 percent ready to go.