Colts injury report: Lots of guys sit out of practice
The first day of preparation for the Chiefs didn’t have a lot of participants in it. It was only a walkthrough, but there is still enough here to be concerned on Saturday.
The playoffs are a time where everyone is a little nicked up, but they play through the pain. That will need to happen on Saturday based on the Colts’ first injury report of the week. Granted it was just a walkthrough, but the estimation of players’ participation isn’t great.
Malik Hooker was seen wearing a walking boot. He says it’s just precautionary to protect his foot injury, but that is something to monitor the rest of the week. Same goes for Clayton Geathers and his knee injury. Neither of them would have practiced today had there been one.
Same goes for pass catchers Eric Eborn, Dontrelle Inman, Ryan Grant, and T.Y. Hilton. Hilton hasn’t practiced in a month, so you shouldn’t worry about him not playing because he will definitely be out there. For the rest of the guys, there should be some concern.
Grant hasn’t played the last few games because of a toe injury. I would be surprised if he played Saturday. But that makes it that much more important that both Ebron and Inman play. Ebron has a hip and Inman has a shoulder and a finger injury.
Defensively, Denico Autry, Tyquan Lewis, Jabaal Sheard and Mike Mitchell all wouldn’t have practiced either. Mitchell adds to the list of injured safeties on this team. Autry and Sheard should both play. Lewis’s status is a little more up in the air since injuring his knee a few weeks ago.
Even though there was no official practice today, the injury report is a little concerning. Keep an eye of further updates as the week progresses.