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Colts Injury Report: 5 Starters Miss Practice

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The Indianapolis Colts today released their Friday injury report for Week 5 of the NFL season ahead of their Monday night game.

Running back Nyheim Hines was limited today at practice with a shoulder injury. Hines missed practice yesterday so appears to be trending in the right direction to be available to play on Monday. The Colts need Hines on Monday.

Linebacker Darius Leonard was limited at practice today with a ankle injury. Leonard has been struggling with an ankle injury all season. Leonard should be able to play Monday but will again not be at 100%.

Defensive end Kwity Paye (hamstring) and right tackle Braden Smith (thumb and foot) both continued to miss practice. Both have been struggling with injuries, Smith hasn’t played since week 1 and Paye missed last weeks game after leaving the Titans game early on. It looks like both could miss another week too.

Rock Ya-Sin was limited again at practice today with an ankle injury. Ya-Sin looks to have a chance to return to action this week after missing last weeks game with an ankle injury. The Colts need Ya-Sin back in the line up to shore up the cornerback position.

Tight end Jack Doyle and left tackle Eric Fisher both missed practice with a scheduled rest day. Doyle is dealing with an ongoing back issue and Fisher is working his way back from an achilles injury.

Center Ryan Kelly missed practice today with a groin injury. The Colts offensive line is already down two starters and has been struggling all year. If Kelly misses this week the Colts will be down three starters on an already decimated offensive line. Not good for Carson Wentz.

Running back Jordan Wilkins missed practice with a non covid-19 illness. Hopefully he can bounce back and practice tomorrow and play Monday. Wilkins is valuable depth at running back and a key special teamer.