Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich had his weekly conference call Monday with the media and gave several updates.
No injuries coming out of Sunday's game. Reich hopeful most -- if not all -- of the players on last week's injured list will be ready to go for Detroit. Matt Adams and Michael Pittman Jr. potentially, too. #Colts— George Bremer (@gmbremer) October 19, 2020
Frank Reich opened his conference call with the usual injury update. Reich said there were no injuries coming out of the game Sunday. The good news is on top of no new injuries from the Bengals game most, if not all, of the players on last week’s injury report will be ready to go after the bye week for the Detroit game. Also Michael Pittman Jr and Matthew Adams, who are both currently on injured reserve, potentially could return too.
Proof that Kemoko Turay's getting closer: Frank Reich says "We'll see after the bye whether he's ready for Detroit or not."— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) October 19, 2020
When Colts get back to practice, Turay eligible to join. If not Detroit, expect Turay back on the field for the November games.
Frank Reich went on to talk about the return of defensive end Kemoko Turay, who has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since training camp, appears to be close to a return. Reich said the team will see after the bye whether he is ready to return to action. Turay is eligible to return to practice after the bye week but if not the team expect him back on the field for the November games. Turay is one of the teams brightest young pass rushers who was cut down by injury last year when he broke his ankle. Getting Turay back would be a huge boost to the teams inconsistent pass rush.
A much different bye week this year. No quick getaways for Colts players bc COVID testing on site is required every day.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) October 19, 2020
Frank Reich says, "My guess is guys are flying family members into Indianapolis to spend time" rather than traveling themselves.
Reich says the NFL has basically mandated that players have to test every day here in Indy during the bye week.— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) October 19, 2020
So a much more stationary bye week than normal for players.
Reich went into some detail about the Colts not so normal bye week. The NFL has mandated that players have a COVID test every day in Indianapolis during the bye week and there will be no leaving Indiana due to this. The Colts are on bye week this week and need to rest and heal up before stretch of really challenging games ahead.