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Colts Injury Report: QB Philip Rivers Headlines a Very Busy List

Green Bay Packers v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts today released their Wednesday injury report for week 12 of the NFL season.

Safety Julian Blackmon and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin both missed practice today due to illness. Ya-Sin had an up and down game against the Packers where as Blackmon had a great game sealing it with a forced fumble in overtime. Hopefully the illness isn’t too serious and they can both play on Sunday.

Center Ryan Kelly did not practice today with a neck injury today. The Colts are struggling in the run game currently and really need a big game offensively against the Titans and it all begins up front with the offensive line. Kelly will be one to monitor this week.

Guard Quenton Nelson missed practice today with both back and ankle injuries. Having both Nelson miss practice is problematic as the Colts aren’t blessed with good interior depth along the offensive line. Hopefully Nelson can bounce back from injury and play Sunday. Another one to monitor this week.

Linebacker Bobby Okereke did not practice today with an ankle injury. Okereke has been a huge presence on a top tier defense this year and is currently out snapping starting linebacker Anthony Walker on defense. Losing Okereke this week in such a vital game would be a huge loss. Hopefully Okereke can manage to play this week.

Wide receiver Zach Pascal missed practice today with knee and foot injuries. Pascal is a key contributor on offense and special teams. Although he has seen less passes his way with the emergence of rookie Michael Pittman he is still an important part of the offense. Pascal missing the Titans game on Sunday wouldn’t be a massive loss but would still hurt.

Quarterback Philip Rivers did not practice today due to a toe injury he picked up throwing a block on a run play in the second half of the Packers game. Rivers finished the game and led the team to victory. Rivers will likely be rested tomorrow according to Frank Reich. Rivers will be one to monitored this week.

Safety Khari Willis missed practice with both rib and shoulder injuries. Willis missed practice time last week with a rib injury but managed to play Sunday. Willis is a big part of the Colts secondary in both defending the run and pass. Hopfully Willis can progress through the week and play Sunday.

Cornerback Isaiah Rodgers, offensive tackle Braden Smith, tight end Noah Togiai and linebacker Anthony Walker all managed to practice fully today. Rodgers, Smith and Togiai all missed the Packers game. Walker missed the end of the Packers game.