The Indianapolis Colts host the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football this week. The Colts are looking to avoid an 0-2 start but it looks like they’ll have to do it without a few key players.
The most damaging injuries for the Colts have occurred on the defensive side of the ball, which doesn’t bode well when facing an offense as potent and fast as the Eagles. The Eagles don’t have any critical injuries to key positions and will be quite healthy for Monday Night’s game.
Colts Injury Report
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw – Full Participant, off Thursday for rest
Safety Sergio Brown – Full Participant, Shoulder
Nose Tackle Josh Chapman – Limited, off Thursday, ankle
ILB Jerrell Freeman – DNP both days, hamstring
Center Khaled Holmes – Limited both days, ankle
DT Arthur Jones – DNP both days, shoulder
Guard Joe Reitz – DNP both days, ankle
Cornerback Greg Toler – Limited, off Thursday, ribs
WR Reggie Wayne – Full Participant, off Thursday for rest
(DNP – Did Not Participate in Practice)
It doesn’t look good for Holmes this week to return to the starting lineup. That would mean A.Q. Shipley would get the start once again. Shipley had a solid game, but missed a couple blocks in the rushing attack that cost the Colts yards.
Freeman playing on Monday is looking grim, and hamstring injuries can be tricky. That would mean Josh McNary would get the start against the Eagles. While McNary played fairly well against the Broncos, he only saw the field for 16 snaps.
The Colts are looking thin across the offensive line with Jones and Chapman both sidelined. With LeSean McCoy at running back for the Eagles, the Colts can’t afford to have an underwhelming defensive front and linebacking corps. Right now, both units won’t be at full strength.
Eagles Injury Report
WR Josh Huff – DNP both days, shoulder
Running back Chris Polk – Full participant, hamstring
WR Brad Smith – Full participant, groin
Tackle Matt Tobin – DNP, ankle
Cornerback Jaylen Watkins – Full participant, hamstring
The Colts host the Eagles on Monday Night Football on ESPN.