The Colts are trying to be as healthy as possible before they play the Chargers on Sunday in their opener. It looks like they will be just that.
Every team wants to be healthy heading into their season opener. They want to have all of their players ready for the season grind. The Colts are no different, and need to be healthy more than most teams. They should be mostly healthy though.
According to Thursday’s injury report, only three players did not practice, and one of those was for non-injury reasons. That person was Clayton Geathers. He should be good to go for Sunday. That leaves Jabaal Sheard and Jonathan Williams who didn’t practice because of injury.
Sheard had that offseason knee surgery, and has looked doubtful for week one for awhile now. He likely won’t play on Sunday. The Colts have prepared for this and have been doing a good job working in the backups to make sure they can take his place.
Williams has been out most of the preseason as well. He likely won’t play either, as he is dealing with a rib injury. The Colts don’t really need him as they have several other running backs who can play. As long as Marlon Mack is healthy, they are all good at that position.
Devin Funchess has a back injury, Kenny Moore has a thumb injury, and Jordan Wilkins has an ankle injury. All were limited participants in practice. It sounds like both Moore and Funchess should play on Sunday. Wilkins hasn’t done much in the past few weeks, so he probably won’t.
Kemoko Turay showed up on the injury report today with a neck injury. He was also a limited participant. He should be able to play on Sunday, based on him just appearing today. He would be one of the fill-ins for Sheard, so it would be helpful if he could play.
The Colts look pretty healthy going into week one right ow. Hopefully that stays the case all week long.