Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) is unable to make a catch against Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) during the second quarter in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
While both Davis (knee) and Toler (Groin) were unable to practice on Wednesday, they were able to practice today albeit on a limited basis, which is encouraging news. Both players are officially listed as “questionable” on the team’s injury report. They’re likely taking it easy this week in practice merely as a precaution, as defensive coordinator Greg Manusky indicated that he fully expects both to play on Sunday.
They’ll be needed to, as the Colts are playing Tom Brady and a prolific Patriots’ passing attack on Sunday in the AFC Championship game at Foxborough. Both performed exceptionally well in last weekend’s game against the Denver Broncos, as they played physical, press coverage against the Broncos’ receivers. As noted, that physicality may have taken a toll on their bodies this week and the team’s injury report, but all signs point that they’ll be ready to go come Sunday.
In other positive news, the Colts D’Qwell Jackson (rest) and Erik Walden (knee) were full participants in today’s practice and look like they’ll both be starting at linebacker on Sunday. Jackson was held out purely for rest purposes yesterday, while Walden was limited as he deals with a lingering knee injury.
Otherwise, that’s it for the Colts injury report. Just like last week, their active roster is looking very healthy for this time of year, all things considered.
Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden (93) tackles Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) during the second quarter in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports