Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is admittedly dealing with some pain, as his injured toe is still ‘pretty sore’.
However, the durable field general, who’s made 234 career consecutive starts, should still be able to play in this upcoming weekend’s pivotal game against the Tennessee Titans:
Colts QB Philip Rivers "is pretty sore" with regards to the toe injury he suffered in Sunday's win. Colts will monitor him as the week progresses, but Rivers stressed yesterday he doesn't expect it to prevent from him starting. One of the toughest QBs in league history.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) November 23, 2020
The veteran quarterback injured himself throwing a block and battled through the injury on Sunday—but still helped complete the Colts’ comeback victory against the Green Bay Packers.
He entered the blue tent and had an insert/wrap placed in his shoe by the Colts training staff, but Rivers remained effective enough late to help the Colts ultimately win the game.
Meanwhile, starting defensive end Denico Autry, who leads the team with 6.0 sacks and was recently placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List, still has a chance to play on Sunday if he’s asymptomatic:
On Denico Autry, the deal is as follows: If he is asymptomatic, his 10 day quarantine would make him available for Tennessee. If is IS symptomatic, it's 14 days. That would mean he missed Sunday's game. Colts opting not to disclose if there are symptoms.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) November 23, 2020
He had a sack when the Colts last met the Titans on Thursday Night Football two weeks ago.
Both players’ conditions are worth monitoring as the week continues to progress for the Colts—especially given the implications for Sunday’s game with both Indianapolis and Tennessee having a 7-3 record overall and control of the AFC South squarely in the balance.