Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich had his weekly conference call Monday with the media and gave several updates.
Reich says Rivers' toe is pretty sore.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) November 23, 2020
Reich believes Anthony Walker is fine.
Frank Reich opened his conference call with the usual injury update. Quarterback Philip Rivers injured his toe in the second half of the game Sunday and had to get medical treatment for it but did return and finish the game. Reich says the toe injury is pretty sore for Rivers and that he sustained the injury on a play in which he threw a block which was not instructed for him to do. Linebacker Anthony Walker was injured when a Packers running back lowered his head into Walkers helmet. Walker left the game and did not appear to return. Reich believes Walker is fine but he will refer to the injury report. The Colts came out of the Packers relatively healthy which is great news.
Frank Reich on Braden Smith: "It was kind of a weird (thumb) injury. ... I thought it was 99% he was going to make it through. We couldn't find a way to protect his thumb to make him comfortable. ... That was unfortunate.— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) November 23, 2020
Frank Reich gave an update on offensive tackle Braden Smith who was a surprise inactive on Sunday. Reich said it was due to the thumb injury Smith picked up in Thursday’s practice and that the team couldn’t find a way to protect Smith’s thumb and make him comfortable. In place of Smith on Sunday the Colts rotated Le’Raven Clark and Chaz Green before settling on Green in the second half. The Colts will be looking to get Smith back this week as he was definitely missed.
Colts coach Frank Reich: "I almost look at all our of running backs as starters. ... I know it's frustrating to fantasy players, but it's just the way we roll."— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) November 23, 2020
Frank Reich talked about the Colts running backs mentioning that he looks at all the running backs as starters, which can be frustrating for fantasy players he admits. Taylor had a breakout game against the Packers Sunday rushing for 90 yards on 22 carries and carrying the load in the second half. However, the last three games the Colts have had 3 different running backs end up lead the team in rushing yards. It was Taylor last Sunday against the Packers, it was Hines the week before and Wilkins the week before that. It is good to see the Colts getting production out of all there running backs but with Taylor breaking out Sunday could he be inline to lead the rushing attack going forward.