Patrick Robinson Among 4 Colts Already Ruled Out for Sunday
According to Fox 59/CBS 4’s Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has already ruled out 4 players for Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers:
Obviously, starting cornerback Patrick Robinson being unable to gain clearance from the league’s concussion protocol is a significant blow to the Colts secondary, as they were already expected to be without nickelback Darius Butler (hamstring) at the position.
Robinson was a full participant in yesterday’s practice–but was subject to strictly no-contact in practice. However, he apparently experienced a final “hiccup” in his recovery that will prevent him from playing this Sunday.
Otherwise, Donte Moncrief is expected to be out at least 4-6 weeks due to a fractured scapula, so his inactive status doesn’t come as the least bit surprising. 2nd-year wide receiver Phillip Dorsett should assume the starting duties on the other side of T.Y. Hilton with both Quan Bray and Chester Rogers splitting reps as the team’s 3rd wide receiver.
Meanwhile, Denzelle Good has not practiced all week due to a back injury and apparently is unable to go for Sunday. In his absence, look for either Jonotthan Harrison or rookie Joe Haeg to start at his normal right guard spot.
The positive news is that key members of the Colts secondary including Vontae Davis, Clayton Geathers, and T.J. Green are practicing for the team on Friday.
Additionally, Pagano remains hopeful that defensive end Henry Anderson can make his debut against the Chargers–having been recovering from a season-ending torn ACL suffered last season. If he plays, the promising 2nd-year defensive lineman will likely be limited to a snap count; however, having been so far removed from actual in-game activity.