The Indianapolis Colts today released their final injury report for week 2 of the NFL season.
The biggest news out of the Colts injury report is that tight end Jack Doyle missed practice again, third practice this week, and has been ruled OUT of the game this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The Colts are now down to just two tight ends Mo Allie-Cox and Noah Togiai. With the Colts offense being so tight end-centric it’s highly unlikely the team goes into Sunday with just two tight ends active for the game. The Colts could sign a free agent tight end but that’s unlikely. The most likely option is that the team elevates one of the two tight ends they currently have on the practice squad, Charlie Taumoepeau and Farrod Green.
The Colts have five players with a QUESTIONABLE injury status heading into this Sunday’s game. Defensive end Justin Houston has a calf injury which has caused him to miss the last two practices this week. Houston spoke to media today and confirmed he will be full go this Sunday per Colts.com Andrew Walker. Wide Receiver Zach Pascal has an ankle injury that he missed Wednesday’s practice with, but he has trended in the right direction all week. He managed a limited practice Thursday and was full-go in today’s practice, which would seem to suggest he has a high likelihood of playing Sunday. Similar to Pascal is Isaiah Rodgers, who missed Thursday’s practice with an ankle injury but was able to practice fully today and should be able to go Sunday unless his injury flares up again. Wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr’s toe injury has seemingly regressed after he was limited Thursday, and he missed today’s practice. Per Frank Reich, Pittman Jr hurt himself in practice on Thursday and will be monitored over the next 48 hours. Finally, safety Julian Blackmon remained limited throughout the week and may have a chance to play, but he is still working his way back from the torn ACL injury that happened in December.
Three Colts veterans had their veteran rest day today: left tackle Anthony Castonzo, defensive lineman Denico Autry and wide receiver TY Hilton, which rounds out today’s injury report.