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Colts Final Week 7 Injury Report: 3 ruled out, Hooker is doubtful, Nelson now questionable for Sunday

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The Indianapolis Colts have been up and down with their injury reports throughout the season. Lately, the team has been filling up the list, and the defense has been represented significantly more than the offense.

Yesterday we saw that Justin Houston and Eric Ebron were added to an already packed practice report, with Ebron out due to illness and Houston suffering a calf issue. One of the highlights was that safety Malik Hooker was limited after being a non-participant for several days in a row after suffering a knee injury.

This may be some good news in regards to Houston’s availability for Sunday.

Earlier in the day the Colts announced that Tyquan Lewis, Kenny Moore, and Parris Campbell were all ruled out for their Week 7 matchup with the Houston Texans this Sunday.

Obviously, Moore is a massive blow for the secondary, and Lewis is being sorely missed up front for a defense struggling to stop the run aside from their Week 5 win in Arrowhead. And now the team has released its final injury report leading into Week 7, and there’s more potentially terrible news only 48 hours before gametime.

Quentin Nelson has now been added to the report with a hip injury. Not only has Nelson been added to it, but he’s being listed as questionable which could be catastrophic for an offensive line that hasn’t had a starting member miss a snap all season thus far.

Pierre Desir hasn’t practiced all week, but is somehow being listed as questionable, along with Houston who didn’t practice for the second straight day. Ebron was back to being a full participant today, and though it doesn’t appear that he’ll suit up Sunday, Hooker has at least been given the doubtful designation which seems like a significant sign that he’s headed in the right direction for the near future.

Anthony Castonzo, Denico Autry, T.Y. Hilton, and Jabaal Sheard didn’t practice today as they were given their ‘old man’ rest days. Clayton Geathers didn’t practice today either after he’d not participated Wednesday, but his designation today was also listed as a rest day after being a full participant yesterday.

Most notably, the Colts’ pass rush options, as well as their secondary are in a bit of a pickle heading into this week’s AFC South matchup with a very dangerous Texans’ offense. Here’s to hoping a couple of the recent signings on the defensive line, Quincy Wilson, Shakial Taylor, and Ben Banogu can step up in a major way for those who will be sidelined in this pivotal midseason matchup.