The Colts have sustained multiple injuries over the course of training camp and in the preseason. Here is an update on who is likely to play Saturday and who still needs more time.
Injuries are a part of the game, and no one knows that better than the Colts. They suffered a massive amount of them last season. They have already had a bunch of players out with injuries this preseason as well. But they might be getting some of them back soon.
Clayton Geathers made his debut Monday night against the Ravens. It was his first game action since he had been rehabbing an injury all summer long. He is one of the starters at safety so the Colts need him to be healthy in a big way.
His counterpart at safety, Malik Hooker, looks like he will make his debut on Saturday against the 49ers. He is coming back from a torn ACL he suffered last season. Hooker has looked good in practice since coming back, so expect him to get a decent amount of time in the first half.
Marlon Mack looks like he will be out until the regular season. The hamstring injury he suffered against Seattle is still lingering, and the team wants to be as cautious as possible. However Robert Turbin looks like he might return on Saturday. That’s good news for preseason running back depth.
Left tackle Anthony Castonzo looks like he won’t play at all this preseason. Like Mack, they are hopeful to have him for week one of the regular season. T.Y. Hilton probably won’t play Saturday, but might see a little time in the last preseason game. He has a slight shoulder injury, so they want to be cautious with him too.
As always, we will keep you up to date if any other major injury news comes down. The Colts need all of these guys healthy if they want to succeed this season.