Just as most Indianapolis Colts fans expected, the team ruled out second-year linebacker Darius Leonard, and second-year defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis earlier in the day, ahead of their Week 4 matchup with the Oakland Raiders.
Frank Reich rules OUT these guys for Sunday:— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) September 27, 2019
-Darius Leonard (concussion)
-Tyquan Lewis (ankle)
-Malik Hooker (knee)
No details from Reich on T.Y. Hilton (quad), DE-Jabaal Sheard (knee) playing.
Additionally, nothing had yet been determined in the cases of Jabaal Sheard, T.Y. Hilton, and maybe even several others who found themselves on the injury report this week. Now, there’s a little more clarity.
One can speculate that Bobby Okereke will get the start in Leonard’s absence as he did in Week 3. But, the Colts were already struggling to achieve internal pressure against opposing quarterbacks, and with Lewis being a no-go things could get even more difficult.
As it stands currently Jabaal Sheard, Al-Quadin Muhammad and Hilton are all listed as Doubtful, while Pierre Desir sits at Questionable. No other players have received a designation.
With that said, here is the Colts’ final Week 4 injury report.
The final injury report for #OAKvsIND. pic.twitter.com/Bdy12DMGNn— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 27, 2019
Here’s an additional bit of news that the Colts announced shortly after they released their injury report.
We have elevated WR Ashton Dulin to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived CB Ryan Lewis.https://t.co/fmJ9FBmkey— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 27, 2019
It would appear, or at least give some credence to Hilton’s designation of doubtful possibly holding true this week. Hold on to your pants Colts fans.