Tuesday’s injury report provides a positive update on cornerback Rashaan Melvin’s status, but Donte Moncrief remains on the sidelines.
Cornerback Rashaan Melvin
Rashaan Melvin suffered a “significant” hand injury following an interception against the Titans, which has caused him to miss the last two games. There was no timetable set on his return, but he surprised Colts fans by returning to practice in a limited fashion on Tuesday.
The Colts’ pass defense was ripped apart by Blake Bortles two weeks ago with Melvin out, and his possible return could be a big boost to this secondary.
Wide Receiver Donte Moncrief
Moncrief missed Sunday’s game in Buffalo with an ankle injury, and he hasn’t been able to participate in the first two practices of this week as that ankle continues to bother him.
Moncrief has officially been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against Denver, which means Chester Rogers will need to step up as the second option at wide receiver.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett
Brissett popped up on Monday’s injury report with a quad injury, but he’s been a full participant in both practices this week.
He’ll be good to go for Thursday’s game, but his mobility may be limited. He may need to use his legs a lot against Von Miller and the rest of the Broncos’ pass rush.
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Center Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly missed the past two games with a concussion, but he hasn’t been limited in practice at all this week. Brissett will be happy to line up behind his starting center if Kelly can pass the final tests of the concussion protocol.
Running Back Frank Gore
Frank Gore had 36 carries for 130 yards on Sunday’s game, and the quick turnaround will be tough for the 34-year-old running back. He practiced in full on Monday, but he followed his weekly routine of resting during one practice per week on Tuesday.
Gore should be good to suit up, but he may not have the same juice as he did on Sunday.