Colts Injury Report: Dwayne Allen Returns to Practice


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.

We learned that Brian Hoyer will start at QB for the Browns and Trent Richardson is the Colts starting running back.

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.

Arthur Jones and Zach Kerr were both out due to illness, and their status for Sunday is unknown. It is likely they’ll be back later in the week and ready to play.

T.Y. Hilton was limited with a hamstring injury. Recent addition Josh Cribbs sat out today with a knee injury, but it was reported to be merely a precaution.

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.

Guard Hugh Thornton, outside linebacker Erik Walden, and Cory Redding all sat out with knee injuries. Thornton was kept out this past week with the knee.

Tackle Xavier Nixon was held out with a foot injury and outside linebacker Andy Studebaker is recovering from a hamstring injury suffered two weeks ago against the Jaguars.

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.