Colts vs Texans Injury Report: Reitz, Thornton Out Sunday


The Indianapolis Colts host the Houston Texans this Sunday. It looks like both team’s will be missing important members of their roster this week.

The Colts will be without guards Hugh Thornton (knee) and Joe Reitz (ankle) this Sunday.

It also appears that Jonotthan Harrison will return to center after leaving last week’s game with a neck injury. Lance Louis will take over at right guard with Thornton and Reitz out.

It is an interesting move as A.Q. Shipley played extremely well at center with Harrison out last week. We also saw Khaled Holmes play well at right guard once Reitz left the game and having Louis jump over him is surprising.

It appears that Vontae Davis will play on Sunday after suffering a concussion nearly two weeks ago. He is listed as probable but is still going through the concussion protocol.

Safeties LaRon Landry and Sergio Brown, along with cornerback Darius Butler all had days off this week as they dealt with illness. All three are listed as probable for Sunday.

Safety Mike Adams has dealt with a sore back that has kept him out of at least one practice for the past couple weeks. He is listed as probable for Sunday though.

Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson out on Wednesday with a rib injury, but practiced the rest of the week. He’s probable for Sunday.

Erik Walden worked his way into practice over the course of the week and has been battling a knee injury for a few weeks now. He hasn’t missed time and is probable for Sunday.

Tackle Xavier Nixon has been out for a few weeks with a foot injury but practiced all week. With the recent rash of injuries to the offensive line, the Colts could need him come Sunday.

Texans Injury Report

TE Garrett Graham – Ankle

OLB Whitney Mercilus – Back

G Xavier Su’a-Filo – Back

WR Andre Johnson – Concussion


T Tyson Clabo – Foot

ILB Brian Cushing – Back/Ankle

ILB Akeem Dent – Neck

RB – Arian Foster – Groin

CB Kareem Jackson – Knee

CB Johnathan Joseph – Knee/Achilles

S Danieal Manning – Hamstring

ILB Jeff Tarpinian – Knee

While Johnson might be questionable, he is still going through the concussion protocol. He suffered a nasty hit last weekend and was clearly unconscious before he hit the turf. He’s being called a game time decision.

Mercilus not playing is a huge blow to the Texans defense. He has six tackles, two for a loss, and five QB hurries in the first meeting with the Colts. Pro Football Focus gave him the second highest grade on the Texans defense for that game (behind J.J. Watt, of course).