The Indianapolis Colts today released their Thursday injury report for week 2 of the NFL season.
The main story here is tight end Jack Doyle missing practice for a second straight day in a row. The Colts tight end depth is not great at the moment, Trey Burton is already on injured reserve. Tomorrow will be a huge day for Doyle, if he doesn’t practice tomorrow then his chances of playing will be very slim. If Doyle can’t go on Sunday then expect the Colts to elevate a tight end from the practice squad, the team currently has two on there.
Malik Hooker practices fully after missing yesterdays practice with illness. This is great to see as Hooker can’t really afford to miss practices or games. Zach Pascal managing to practice in a limited capacity is promising, after missing yesterdays practice, and hopefully he can continue to trend in the right direction and play Sunday.
Three new faces on the injury report this week. Justin Houston missed practice with a calf injury, this should be something to monitor especially seeing as he missed a practice last week with the same injury it appears. Houston still managed to play Sunday and didn’t appear to be hindered by any injury but if this continues to be a nagging injury this early on in the season it could hinder Houston down the stretch. Isaiah Rodgers missed practice today with an ankle injury, the Colts cannot afford an injury at cornerback even if Rodgers is a rookie he is a key member of depth at the cornerback position so his practice participation tomorrow will be one to watch. Wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr shows up on the injury report for the first time this season with a toe injury. Pittman played well in his limited snaps against the Jaguars last Sunday and needs to continue to build on that and develop, hopefully Pittman Jr can practice more tomorrow and won’t miss Sunday’s game against the Vikings.
Safety Julian Blackmon continues to be limited as he works his way back from the torn ACL injury last December.