On Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts released their first team injury report of the season and starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo (oblique) returned to practice—as a limited participant after sitting out this past Friday:
Wednesday's injury report for #INDvsJAX. pic.twitter.com/q4uFp3runv— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 9, 2020
While there were a handful of other limited participants in practice on Wednesday—including Pro Bowl center Ryan Kelly (knee), none of those players’ injuries appear to be overly serious—and their practice restrictions may just be more precautionary measures.
The Colts, *knock on wood*, are in very good shape injury-wise for this time of year ahead of Sunday’s regular season opener on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The team’s biggest injuries suffered in training camp were to tight end Trey Burton (calf) and defensive tackle Sheldon Day (knee)—both of whom have already been placed on IR.
Young pass rusher Kemoko Turay also remains on PUP—as he continues to rehab but still has some lingering pain in his ankle—which means at least a 6 week timetable for a return.
It’s definitely encouraging news though that Castonzo has returned to practice—and his availability for Sunday will be a situation well worth monitoring as the week progresses.