The Indianapolis Colts returned to practice this week to prepare for the Cleveland Browns. Today’s press conferences from both teams shed light on a couple of interesting issues.
On the injury front, the Colts welcomed tight end Dwayne Allen back to practice after being out the past two weeks with an ankle injury. And that about does it for the positive news on the injury report.
A whopping 11 players were either limited or did not practice on Wednesday, eight of them are starters. That excludes Reggie Wayne who got his usual day off for rest, and the same goes for D’Qwell Jackson.
The Wednesday injury report can usually be taken with a grain of salt. A lot of these players are just taking a precautionary day off as the training staff evaluates the injuries. If they don’t practice on Thursday either, then its time to be concerned.
Vontae Davis is currently going through the concussion protocol and it remains to be seen if he will be cleared by Sunday.
Safety Mike Adams sat out of practice with a back injury.
Browns Injury Report
We would have a more thorough list of Browns injuries, but their website hasn’t updated the injury report since Week Nine.
Wide receiver Miles Austin was placed on injured reserve after suffering a kidney injury against the Bills last Sunday. He was still in a Buffalo hospital for observation earlier this week.
Tight end Jordan Cameron is listed as questionable with a concussion, but was supposed to return to practice on Wednesday.
Tight end Gary Barnidge is also questionable but did not practice Wednesday with a rib injury.
Running back Isaiah Crowell did not practice on Wednesday with a hip injury and is currently questionable for Sunday.