There were some key players on Wednesday’s injury report as the Colts get ready to take on the Bills this week.
Wide Receiver Donte Moncrief
Donte Moncrief was unable to practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. He tied his season-high in receptions and targets in last Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, but that only resulted in 37 yards as the Colts’ passing offense was completely shut down.
Moncrief’s ankle injury is serious enough that he was seen wearing a walking boot, which doesn’t bode well for his status this week.
Center Ryan Kely
Ryan Kelly was forced to miss last week’s game with a concussion, but he was able to get in a limited practice session on Wednesday.
Mike Person filled in well for Kelly on Sunday, but he suffered an ankle injury and was sidelined at Wednesday’s practice. Hopefully Kelly can clear the concussion protocol this week so the Colts won’t be forced to shuffle their offensive line again.
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Cornerback Rashaan Melvin
Melvin suffered a hand injury while making an interception against the Titans, and missed Sunday’s game in Jacksonville. Chuck Pagano has said that his breakout cornerback will be out “indefinitely” with a “significant” hand injury, so it was no surprise that he missed Wednesday’s practice.
Defensive Tackle Johnathan Hankins
Hankins has been integral in the improvement of the Colts’ run defense in his first season in Indianapolis, and his presence would help slow down a Bills offense that loves to pound the rock.
However, Hankins missed Wednesday’s practice with a chest injury and his status for Sunday’s game in Buffalo is questionable.