Colts Injury Report: Updates on Ryan Kelly and Donte Moncrief

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 27: Donte Moncrief
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 27: Donte Moncrief /

Earlier today, the Colts ruled several players out for Sunday’s game. What does that mean for their matchup with the Bills?

Donte Moncrief did not practice on Friday and was officially ruled out on this afternoon’s injury report this afternoon. Jacoby Brissett has been under enough pressure when finding targets so far, and playing without Moncrief will only complicate that further.

In a later update, the Colts ruled Ryan Kelly out for Sunday’s game as well. It was widely believed that he would exit the concussion protocol and suit up this week, but that will not be the case. With the Colts’ season all but over, the team will be okay with Kelly having more time to recover. That said, there is still a game to play Sunday, and the Colts’ backup center Mike Person may not be ready to go either.

Person got the start in Kelly’s absence against the Jaguars last week and performed quite well. He is currently dealing with an ankle injury and he has missed several days of practice this week. As of this afternoon, he was limited in practice and listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

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While both centers have played well this season, the Colts could be without both of them this weekend. Should that happen, they will turn to Anthony Fabiano, who has played just five games in the first two seasons of his career. In a year where the unit has struggled to maintain a pocket for Brissett, handing the ball to such an inexperienced center is cause for concern.

Perhaps Fabiano is ready to answer that call. If Person is unavailable, expect the Colts to make a roster move to bring a backup center with them to Buffalo.