Colts Injury Report: Vontae Davis Doubtful, Darius Butler Questionable
Six players have already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Browns, and the status of the Colts’ two best defensive backs is still up in the air.
Quarterback Andrew Luck, center Ryan Kelly, wide receiver Chester Rogers, running back Marlon Mack, linebacker Anthony Walker, and cornerback Quincy Wilson will all be sidelined for this week’s game against the 0-2 Browns.
These injuries have left Indianapolis’ two-deep severely depleted for a must-win game, and it’s possible that a couple of other names could be added to that lengthy Colts injury report before the game kicks off this weekend.
Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis returned to practice at the end of last week, which set him up for a potential early return from his groin injury that he suffered during Week 3 of the preseason.
Davis has participated in practice all three days of this week, but he has been a limited participant. The Colts listed him as doubtful on Friday’s injury report, so it looks like the Indianapolis secondary will be down their best player yet again on Sunday.
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Safety Darius Butler has been an important piece for this defense as he’s been able to fill in for Clayton Geathers while he recovers from a neck injury.
Butler had 3 tackles in the Colts’ Week 1 loss to the Rams, but he was forced to miss last week’s matchup with the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury.
Like Davis, Butler was listed as a limited participant in practice all week. However, it’s more likely that Butler will be on the field on Sunday as he’s currently listed as questionable.