After months of misery on the Colts’ injury report, the last few days have been chalk-full of good news. Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis is set to return to the field on Sunday after being out for nearly a month with a groin injury.
After making two straight Pro Bowls in 2014 and 2015, Vontae Davis was hampered by injuries last season, which caused him to have one of his worst years as a pro.
One of those nagging injuries was a sore groin that resurfaced during Week 3 of the preseason, and caused him to leave the game against the Steelers. Davis has been out since then, and the Colts’ defense was left without their most talented player.
The Pro Bowl cornerback returned to practice a little over a week ago, and was a limited participant throughout last week’s preparation for a win over the Browns. The Indianapolis Star’s Zak Keefer reported that the Colts are expecting Davis to be back on the field when they travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football.
Keefer also dropped an encouraging nugget saying center Ryan Kelly will return to practice this week.
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The Colts’ secondary has been banged up all season long with four starting defensive backs missing at least a game already this year. Indianapolis’ young cornerbacks have stepped up in Davis’ absence, namely Rashaan Melvin, but they’ll be more than happy to see the return of an elite player this week.
The Colts need to be cautious with Davis as they don’t want him to re-aggravate an injury that has bothered him for about a year. Barring any setbacks in this upcoming week of practice, it looks like Davis will be able to give this Colts defense a boost on Sunday night.