The Indianapolis Colts today released their Thursday injury report for week 8 of the NFL season.
Tight end Mo Alie-Cox managed to practice today, although in a limited manner, for the first time since before the Browns game. Seeing Alie-Cox manage to practice today is great news, if he can continue to progress in tomorrow’s practice too then he has a good chance of playing Sunday against the Lions.
Defensive end Denico Autry practiced fully today after missing yesterday’s practice with a not injury related designation. Autry should be full go for Sunday.
Safety Julian Blackmon, defensive end Justin Houston and tight end Trey Burton all returned to practice fully after missing practice yesterday due to rest.
Tight end Jack Doyle continues to miss practice with a not injury related designation. It is unknown what the reason for Doyle to miss practice but if it continues to keep him out of practice and doesn’t practice tomorrow he will likely miss the game Sunday. If Doyle misses the game and with Alie-Cox’s game status up in the air it could leave the team very light at tight end.
Linebacker Darius Leonard improved on yesterday’s limited practice today by practising fully. Leonard managing to practice fully today gives a good indication of his potential return to playing. Leonard’s return will be massive for an already strong defense playing well to have it’s main leader back.
Center Ryan Kelly missed practice today with a knee injury after being limited yesterday. Kelly’s backwards progress since yesterday with his knee is bad news for the Colts. Kelly is a top center in the league and the Colts have minimal depth behind him, only rookie Danny Pinter to back him up so losing Kelly for Sunday would be huge for the offense. Hopefully Kelly can practice tomorrow and be able to play against the Lions.