Colts Injury Report: Vontae Davis and Ryan Kelly Practicing

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While the first round of Wednesday’s injury news was not uplifting for Colts fans, the practice injury report looks better than it has all season.

It was disappointing to learn that Andrew Luck would not return to practice this week after it had been reported this weekend that there was a good chance he would be able to start throwing again.

However, the Colts could potentially get two key players back from injury who haven’t played yet this season.

Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis started practicing again a week and a half ago as he continues to recover from a preseason groin injury. He got in a full week of limited practices ahead of last Sunday’s win over the Browns, and he was upgraded to full participation in Wednesday’s practice.

The Colts’ secondary has been banged up all season, and the return of Vontae Davis will be important in slowing down Russell Wilson and the Seahawks‘ passing attack.

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Center Ryan Kelly suffered a serious foot injury in training camp, but he’s been reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery and returned to practice as a limited participant on Wednesday.

Undrafted rookie Deyshawn Bond has been starting in Kelly‘s absence, and he’s struggled mightily. Pro Football Focus has him ranked 33rd among NFL centers through three weeks.

The Seahawks’ defensive line is one of the league’s nastiest units. The return of Ryan Kelly in the middle of the Colts’ offensive line would make Jacoby Brissett much more comfortable in his first road start with his new team.