Yesterday we saw that, both, Malik Hooker and Clayton Geathers — though Geathers was listed as a rest day on Wednesday — had returned to practice for the Indianapolis Colts which was a good sign of progression for each of them. Additionally, Jacoby Brissett was limited again yesterday which is just encouraging that he’s been on the field for the first two days of practice after suffering his knee injury in Pittsburgh.
However, it appeared that there was more of an ominous feeling about those who may have regressed between Wednesday and Thursday practices. Ryan Kelly was limited after being a full participant on Wednesday, Pierre Desir did not participate after being limited on Wednesday, and Quincy Wilson (DNP) found his way onto the injury report with a shoulder injury after not being listed at all on Wednesday.
T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell were non-participants as expected yesterday as well.
To be perfectly honest, all of this week’s injury reports open the door to the unknown of who the Colts feel comfortable putting on the field given that they’re playing one of the worst — if not THE worst — team in the league this Sunday. Will they play Brissett and risk further injury with the belief that the team should be able to win with Brian Hoyer under center? Is an injury to Wilson an easy out to keep him inactive for this week as well? Should Kelly sit given that he was replaced pretty well by Josh Andrews?
There are several questions, but today’s practice, and even tomorrow’s evaluation without practice will be interesting to follow in order to see any relevant developments.
Per Coach Reich, QB Jacoby Brissett will be a gametime decision for #MIAvsIND.— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 8, 2019
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And earlier this afternoon Hilton and Campbell were officially ruled out by the team for this week’s game, and Brissett was given a gametime decision designation, ultimately making him questionable right now.
To round out the day’s practice, Hooker was a full participant and is good to go Sunday while Desir was a non-participant for a second straight day is listed as questionable. Ryan Kelly came back full-go today and will play Sunday while Wilson is also listed as questionable and was a non-participant today. In Wilson’s case, I can’t imagine that his designation really holds any weight given that the team clearly likes what Marvell Tell III is giving them in his place.
Per the typical Friday situation, Denico Autry, Anthony Castonzo, Justin Houston, and Jabaal Sheard were given veteran rest days today and did not practice. Geathers also did not practice and was also listed as having a rest day, though, I think his situation bares watching.