Colts Injury Report: Vontae Davis Returns to Practice
The Colts have had to deal with a significant amount of injuries to begin the year, but they receiver an encouraging sign with cornerback Vontae Davis returning to practice.
You could argue that the Colts’ three best players were on the sidelines for their Week 1 blowout loss to the Rams. Andrew Luck is still recovering from shoulder surgery, center Ryan Kelly is still healing from preseason foot surgery, and cornerback Vontae Davis is nursing a groin injury that gave him issues during the 2016 season.
Davis was pulled from the Colts’ third preseason game against the Steelers with the latest recurrence of a nagging groin injury, which left Indianapolis incredibly thin at the cornerback position.
Two of the Colts’ top three cornerbacks in Sunday’s game were rookies, but it looks like help could be coming in the near future.
Vontae Davis surprisingly returned to practice on Friday after being out for nearly three weeks.
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Davis will still be sitting out this Sunday against the Cardinals, but Chuck Pagano told the media that he is “ahead of schedule”. The Colts could see the return of their two-time Pro Bowl cornerback as soon as next week’s game against the Browns as long as he doesn’t suffer any setbacks.
With a recurring injury like Davis’ it would not be wise to rush him back from this injury. However, the Colts’ secondary is totally depleted and they could be heading into Week 3 with an 0-2 record.
While the timetable for Andrew Luck and Ryan Kelly‘s return remains unknown, it looks like Davis could be returning to the field sooner than expected.