The Colts will enter Sunday the healthiest that they have been all year long. But can they maintain that health for long?
The Colts were able to use the bye week to rest up and get healthy. That is evident in the injury report, as they only have three ruled out for the game right now. While this health is great right now, will they be able to maintain if for the rest of the season?
Based on the last few seasons, it seems unlikely. The Colts have had horrible luck when it comes to the health of the team for the last few years. Keeping that health will be the key for the team down the stretch as they navigate their schedule.
That schedule is relatively easy coming in. They actually have the second easiest schedule in the league the rest of the way. Taking advantage of that easy schedule not only comes down to the execution of the gameplan, but the availability of key players to do so.
The Colts will try everything to make sure that their key players stay healthy. They will protect their players and will try to not put them in compromising situations. But they will not change their gameplan. That gameplan has helped them win the last two games.
Sunday will be a good early indicator of how they can manage their health. A lot of players are just a little bit nicked up and playing through it. Hopefully those injuries don’t become worse.