The Colts’ injury report doesn’t get much better for Week 2 as cornerback Vontae Davis remains out, and the Colts could be without another key defensive back in Darius Butler.
Vontae Davis was battling various injuries all year in 2016, which contributed to his poor performance. Davis‘ groin injury resurfaced in Week 3 of the preseason, and it was serious enough for him to be sidelined for their season opener against the Rams.
Davis still hasn’t returned to practice as of Thursday, and the Colts may be wise to bring him along slowly to make sure he’s 100% healthy before he tries to return to the field.
We’ve been keeping a close eye on Chester Rogers‘ status as he’s struggled with a hamstring injury since Week 2 of the preseason. Rogers’ was originally expected to return to practice last week in preparation for their trip to Los Angeles, but he suffered another setback and was forced to sit out.
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Rogers got in a limited practice on Wednesday and was limited again on Thursday, but those are encouraging signs that he could suit up for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.
The Colts gave a number of players the day off on Thursday as safety Darius Butler, running back Frank Gore, and guard Jack Mewhort did not practice. Gore and Mewhort were listed as resting on the Colts’ injury report, but Butler was listed with a hamstring injury.
Butler was limited in Wednesday’s practice before sitting out of Thursday’s practice. The Colts cannot afford to lose another veteran from their depleted secondary, and Butler’s loss would be a big one if he’s unable to go.