Colts Injury Report: Jacoby Brissett and John Simon Expected to Play
Jacoby Brissett’s status is improving after suffering a concussion in the Colts’ last game, and the defense may get a boost with the possible return of John Simon.
There was a bit of controversy regarding the handling of quarterback Jacoby Brissett after he took a big hit against the Steelers. Brissett returned to the game, but he was forced to enter the league’s concussion protocol directly after the Colts’ loss to Pittsburgh.
It’s possible that Brissett’s symptoms didn’t show up until after the final whistle blew, but it is more likely that the Colts’ medical staff messed up the evaluation and sent him back into the game prematurely.
Regardless of how the Colts handled the situation, Brissett will have to clear each hurdle of the concussion protocol before he is allowed to play.
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According to Mike Chappell, head coach Chuck Pagano expects Brissett to be good to go this week as the Colts host the Titans.
Outside linebacker John Simon is also expected to play on Sunday after he’s been out since Week 8.
Simon had a really impressive start to his first season in Indianapolis with 3 sacks in his first 7 games before he went down with what was classified as a “neck stinger”. This is the same injury that will likely end Kam Chancellor’s season, so it’s a positive sign to see Simon recovering well.
Simon was in the Titans’ backfield all game, and even scored a pick-six the last time they played. The Colts are hoping for a repeat of that performance this week.