The Indianapolis Colts leave home to face the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both teams are 0-2 and facing a number of tough injuries this Sunday.
A number of players for both teams were out for part of the week but are expected to play on Sunday. The Colts have some serious holes to fill on the defensive side of the ball.
Colts Injury Report
Defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois – Questionable, ankle
Wide Receiver Hakeem Nicks – Questionable, illness
Guard Joe Reitz – Questionable, ankle
Center Khaled Holmes – Probable, ankle
RJF was didn’t practice Wednesday, was limited on Thursday, and a full participant Friday. That likely means he’ll be a game time decision, but we’ll know soon enough if he doesn’t travel with the team.
Nicks is a true question mark and it will all depend on how he feels Sunday. It is doubtful that Reitz actually plays, he was limited both days and out on Wednesday as he continues to recover from a high ankle sprain. Reitz is more important in terms of depth.
Holmes will play, but it is clear that the Colts are going to continue to start A.Q. Shipley for the time being. This, despite the fact that Holmes got the bulk of the first team reps in practice this week.
Jaguars Injury Report
Running Back Toby Gerhart – Probable, foot
Wide Receiver Marqise Lee – Out, hamstring
Wide Receiver Cecil Shorts – Probable, hamstring
Tight End Clay Harbor – Questionable, calf
Wide Receiver Allen Hurns – Probable, ankle
Shorts hasn’t played yet this season with a hamstring injury. He’ll be far and away the team’s primary target with injuries at the receiver corps and tight end Marcedes Lewis on the IR-designated to return list.
Gerhart has been awful as Maurice Jones-Crew replacement this season and with a foot injury that kept him out of practice for part of the week, don’t expect him to get any better.