The Indianapolis Colts released their Thursday injury report and four players were held out of practice including safety Clayton Geathers (neck), offensive guard Denzelle Good (concussion), defensive lineman Zach Kerr (concussion), and outside linebacker Robert Mathis (bicep).
It’s starting to look doubtful that either Geathers (‘week-to-week’) or Mathis (‘day-to-day’) will be available for Sunday’s game, while Good and Kerr have to eventually practice full-contact then be evaluated by an independent neurologist before either can clear the league’s concussion protocol–which hasn’t happened yet.
There’s still time though for any of the aforementioned players to make some substantial progress this week in order to play on Sunday.
In Geathers’ potential absence, the Colts would start rookie safety T.J. Green alongside veteran Mike Adams–with Darius Butler possibly being deployed as a safety in obvious passing situations, while veteran outside linebacker Trent Cole would once again play a large role in replacing Mathis.
The Colts did receive some encouraging news; however, as outside linebacker Curt Maggitt (concussion) was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday for the first time this week–albeit in a non-contact red jersey.
Joining him on a limited basis was starting cornerback Patrick Robinson (groin), who was able to practice for a consecutive day. Robinson looks like he may have a good chance to play Sunday, which would obviously be a significant boost to the Colts secondary depth.
Otherwise, starting quarterback Andrew Luck (right shoulder) was a limited participant himself for a consecutive day, although it looks like nothing more than the team resting Luck’s workload throughout the week in order to keep him fresh.
Lastly, starting running back Frank Gore was a full participant in practice, having been held out of Wednesday’s practice for purely rest purposes.